• WordNet 3.6
    • v subsidize support through subsidies "The arts in Europe are heavily subsidized"
    • v subsidize secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Self-made millionaire Cyrus Field championed the idea of a telegraph from England to Newfoundland. Britain quickly agreed to subsidize. Congress went along by a one-vote margin. That was in 1856. Laying cable was tough. It kept breaking. The first line - two years later - died almost immediately. But 10 years later, there were two working lines. Communications changed forever.
    • v. t Subsidize To furnish with a subsidy; to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy; to aid or promote, as a private enterprise, with public money; as, to subsidize a steamship line. "He employed the remittances from Spain to subsidize a large body of German mercenaries."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • subsidize To furnish with a subsidy; purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy; hence, in recent use, to secure the coöperation of by bribing; buy over. Also spelled subsidise.
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  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    “Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.”
  • Christopher Fry
    Christopher Fry
    “The moon is nothing but a circumambulating aphrodisiac divinely subsidized to provoke the world into a rising birth-rate.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought! Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Subsidy


In literature:

On the 1st of June it had so far subsided that we took up the line of march.
"The Wonders of Prayer" by Various
Meanwhile the waters would subside.
"Atlantic Monthly Vol. 6, No. 33, July, 1860" by Various
The alarm of robbers and smugglers gradually subsided after a week or two; but we were again to hear news from the nursery.
"J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 2" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Yolanda's excitement grew instead of subsiding, and she was so wrought upon by a nameless fear that she began to weep.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
The long and narrow islands which these bays contained generally subsided to the South-South-West.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
The gale was subsiding.
"The Adventures of a Forty-niner" by Daniel Knower
Helplessly Adrian subsided into a chair beside Nathan Spear.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
Vast subsidence on a mountain there.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
When the commotion subsided Ned had disappeared.
"Dick in the Everglades" by A. W. Dimock
His anger had subsided, and a sort of horror that could never be remorse, had come over him for what he had done.
"In The Palace Of The King" by F. Marion Crawford
The Inca held the glass till the froth had subsided, and then solemnly gave it to Black Jack.
"Tales of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
Both astute gentlemen viewed the situation, and their alarm subsided.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
No wonder the people subside and look at him with awe as he steps upon the bank.
"Stars of the Opera" by Mabel Wagnalls
Left to itself, my fury, by degrees, subsided into sullen resolution.
"Discipline" by Mary Brunton
Soon after this an itching eruption came all over her, which subsided without any further medication.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Chet was compelled to laugh, but quickly subsided, thinking his chum might be angry.
"First at the North Pole" by Edward Stratemeyer
Usually, however, after a few days they subside and give place to deafness.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
But it had subsided somewhat when I first opened my eyes, and dully, not daring to move my head, looked up.
"The Story of Francis Cludde" by Stanley J. Weyman
But a short while after sunset the wind subsided.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
The brightness died out of Louise's face, as she subsided in her seat.
"Regiment of Women" by Clemence Dane

In poetry:

Quit me not then, upon a fragment riding,
At random hove upon the boist'rous deep;
But give me prospects of the winds subsiding,
And from despair my flagging spirits keep!
"To Hope" by Thomas Odiorne
My doubt subsides—'tis no Italian song,
Nor senseless ditty, cheers the vernal tree:
Ah! who that hears Dione's tuneful tongue,
Shall doubt that music may with sense agree?
"Elegy VI. To a Lady, On the Language of Birds" by William Shenstone
HELP , Master, help!—we sink—our toil is vain—
We perish—help!—the faint disciples cried:
The Saviour rose and look'd upon the main,
And lo! the billows at his word subside.
"To Mrs. Fry" by Joanna Baillie
Blithe-hearted or sad, as the cloud or the sun subsided,
Love smiled in the flower with a meaning whereof none wist
Save two that beheld, as a gleam that before them glided,
Light love in a mist.
"Love In A Mist" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Is it because at times when storms subside
Through which thou oarest Life's ill-fitted bark,
Dreams rise, from sounds of lapping of the tide,
To veil the daylight stark,
Its anguish and its cark?
"Revoke Not" by Thomas Runciman
Yes, it is well; for joy abides
More steadfast if more grave;
The sparkling rivulet subsides
Within the deeper wave;
In ways of prayer and larger thought we find
What bliss in strength of trust o'erflows a quiet mind!
"The Meditation Of Isaac" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

Are we subsidizing Asia's coal use.
1) In April, a high official of the European Union called for member-nations to subsidize "vacations" for seniors, the disabled and those too poor to afford one.
Because of this, food has been heavily subsidized for decades to maintain civil order.
Jon Leibowitz, chairman of Barack Obama's Federal Trade Commission, is at the epicenter of a quiet movement to subsidize news organizations, a first step toward government control of the media.
But luckily his blues subside once the music restarts.
Your children should subsidize my grandmother's health care.
Should taxpayers subsidize Big Bird.
Don't subsidize late layoff notices.
Hollande campaigned on subsidized abortions.
Wind still isn't competitive and even though taxpayers have subsidized wind of the past 10 years as Grassely said might be necessary, he is still supporting the tax credit with no real end in sight.
Thus, the truck traffic is already heavily subsidized by the cars, which will not change much with the proposed increase.
The largest federally subsidized artist's colony in the country suffered the fate of many in Lower Manhattan when flood waters from Hurricane Sandy surged into the West Village building and ruined decades of art.
Amazon spins its ad-subsidized Kindles as a way for consumers to save money, but they're really an unfair way for the company to undercut its competitors—at our expense.
The United States of America, the greatest superpower of the world, subsidizes a huge prison in the Middle East.
Once-in-a-generation story shows little sign of subsiding with week three approaching.

In science:

In particular, we seek to determine the physical perturbation sizes at which the condensation develops supersonic velocities, the times needed for these velocities to subside, and the state of the leftover diffuse gas, which, as we shall see, contains significant fractions of mass still in the unstable density range.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
Nevertheless, it is reasonable to assume that the number of resonances involved is constant, of order l∞ , and therefore the extreme tail of the distribution should subside at large L at the rate ∼ l∞/L.
Resonance width distribution for high-dimensional random media
An advantage of the acoustic mechanism is that acoustic power does not abate until accretion subsides, so that it is available as long as it may be needed to explode the star.
Multi-Dimensional Explorations in Supernova Theory
This refinement is essential for obtaining a physically meaningful description since it ensures both that there is an interface tension between the two coexisting phases and that the spinodal growth rates subside at large wave numbers.
Spinodal phase separation in relativistic nuclear collisions
However, after explosion and after the pressure around the PNS has subsided due to the progress of the supernova explosion, a neutrinodriven wind naturally emerges.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
In spherical symmetry, explosion is the “opposite” of accretion, and that source of neutrino driving subsides early after the onset of explosion.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
After equatorial accretion ceases and the explosion assumes a more isotropic distribution, the engine subsides, but the supernova (or hypernova) is launched.
Perspectives on Core-Collapse Supernova Theory
In the presence of a finite magnetic field this stability to disorder subsides, even if the singlet phase is destroyed.
Weakly disordered spin ladders
The longstanding faint blue galaxy problem is gradually subsiding as a result of technological advancement, most notably from high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope imaging.
Hubble Deep Fever: A faint galaxy diagnosis
Although mσ grows large briefly it quickly subsides.
The Development of Equilibrium After Preheating
It’s easy to forget the mental hurdles that challenged us along the way. I began formal study in astronomy about ten years ago, and at every step along the way my education has been subsidized by taxpayers.
Computational Asteroseismology
By this time, however, most interest in PSR B0809+74 and its dr ifting-subpulse polar ization had subsided.1 Only now are we beg inning to apprehend fully the crucial role played by the orthogonal polar ization modes within dr ifting-subpulse sequences.
Radio Pulsars
I measured the velocity dispersion radial pro files in such remnants after their fast evolution has subsided and some quasi-equilibrium has been reached.
Formation and dynamical evolution of galaxies and of their components
We are most grateful for this support and for grants from the Universities Research Association (URA) and from Stanford University that subsidize the opening reception on Sunday, August 14, and the two workshop dinners.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
Hence, if this is the origin of the Pioneer anomaly, it should not be probed by the measurement of the relative acceleration between the passive sphere and the primary craft:, the FU nksphere term should vanish, while the FU nkcraf t should subside, instead of canceling each other in the relative acceleration.
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects