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subsidy (ˈsʌbsɪdɪ Pronunciation for subsidy



(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


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

Translations for 'subsidy'

  • British English: subsidyPronunciation for 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 مَالِيَّةPronunciation for إعَانَةٌ مَالِيَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: subsídioPronunciation for subsídio
  • Chinese: 津贴Pronunciation for 津贴
  • Croatian: subvencijaPronunciation for subvencija
  • Czech: dotacePronunciation for dotace
  • Danish: støttePronunciation for støtte
  • Dutch: subsidiePronunciation for subsidie
  • European Spanish: subvenciónPronunciation for subvención
  • Finnish: tukimaksuPronunciation for tukimaksu
  • French: subventionPronunciation for subvention
  • German: ZuschussPronunciation for Zuschuss Zuschüsse
  • Greek: επιδότησηPronunciation for επιδότηση
  • Italian: sussidioPronunciation for sussidio
  • Japanese: 助成金Pronunciation for 助成金
  • Korean: 보조금Pronunciation for 보조금
  • Norwegian: subsidiePronunciation for subsidie
  • Polish: dotacjaPronunciation for dotacja
  • Portuguese: subsídioPronunciation for subsídio
  • Romanian: subvenție subvenții
  • Russian: субсидияPronunciation for субсидия
  • Spanish: subvenciónPronunciation for subvención
  • Swedish: subventionPronunciation for subvention
  • Thai: เงินช่วยเหลือPronunciation for เงินช่วยเหลือ
  • Turkish: sübvansiyonPronunciation for sübvansiyon
  • Ukrainian: субсидія
  • Vietnamese: tiền trợ cấpPronunciation for tiền trợ cấp


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