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subsidize (v.)

1755, from subsidy + -ize.

Originally "to pay to hire" (mercenaries, foreign troops, etc.), also of nations, "to buy neutrality or alliance." Meaning "to bribe" is from 1815. Meaning "to support by grants of (often government) money" is from 1828. Related: Subsidized; subsidizing.

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Definitions of subsidize from WordNet

subsidize (v.)
support through subsidies;
The arts in Europe are heavily subsidized
Synonyms: subsidise
subsidize (v.)
secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces;
Synonyms: subsidise
From wordnet.princeton.edu