1. [syn: subsidized, subsidised]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Subsidize \Sub"si*dize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subsidized; p.
pr. & vb. n. Subsidizing.] [From Subsidy.]
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
He employed the remittances from Spain to subsidize a
large body of German mercenaries. --Prescott.