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subsidy  (ˈsʌbsɪdɪ



(plural) -dies
  1. a financial aid supplied by a government, as to industry, for reasons of public welfare, the balance of payments, etc
  2. (English history) a financial grant made originally for special purposes by Parliament to the Crown
  3. any monetary contribution, grant, or aid

Word Origin

C14: from Anglo-Norman subsidie, from Latin subsidium assistance, from subsidēre to remain, from sub- down + sedēre to sit


View thesaurus entry
= aid, help, support, grant, contribution, assistance, allowance, financial aid, stipend, subvention

Translations for 'subsidy'

  • British English: subsidy A subsidy is money paid by an authority in order to help an industry or business, or to pay for a public service....farming subsidies.ˈsʌbsɪdɪ NOUN
  • Arabic: إعَانَةٌ مَالِيَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: subsídio
  • Chinese: 津贴
  • Croatian: subvencija
  • Czech: dotace
  • Danish: støtte
  • Dutch: subsidie
  • European Spanish: subvención
  • Finnish: tukimaksu
  • French: subvention
  • German: Zuschuss Zuschüsse
  • Greek: επιδότηση
  • Italian: sussidio
  • Japanese: 助成金
  • Korean: 보조금
  • Norwegian: subsidie
  • Polish: dotacja
  • Portuguese: subsídio
  • Romanian: subvenție subvenții
  • Russian: субсидия
  • Spanish: subvención
  • Swedish: subvention
  • Thai: เงินช่วยเหลือ
  • Turkish: sübvansiyon
  • Ukrainian: субсидія
  • Vietnamese: tiền trợ cấp


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