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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


View thesaurus entry
= 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

Example Sentences Including 'subsidy'

He told reporters later he would favour amendments, including changes to the level of public subsidy for parties.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Inherent in the system was a subsidy for fixed-line operators, justified by the stringent social obligations imposed on them.
India Today (2003)
Instead, it provides federal parties with a new subsidy of $1.50 for every vote they received in the previous election.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The committee believed `there was a moral to be drawn from this' -- that local opera could thrive similarly with sufficient subsidy.
Susie Gilbert and Jay Shir A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)
The preferences of donors rather than that of policy-makers determine where this subsidy is spent.
Independent (1998)
They devised a system not just to plot movements but to assist in filling in subsidy claim forms.
Glasgow Herald (2002)


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