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 for Subscribing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subscribe \Sub*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subscribed; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Subscribing.] [L. subscribere, subscriptum;
     sub under + scribere to write: cf. F. souscrire. See
     1. To write underneath, as one's name; to sign (one's name)
        to a document.
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              [They] subscribed their names under them. --Sir T.
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     2. To sign with one's own hand; to give consent to, as
        something written, or to bind one's self to the terms of,
        by writing one's name beneath; as, parties subscribe a
        covenant or contract; a man subscribes a bond.
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              All the bishops subscribed the sentence. --Milman.
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     3. To attest by writing one's name beneath; as, officers
        subscribe their official acts, and secretaries and clerks
        subscribe copies or records.
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     4. To promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount;
        as, each man subscribed ten dollars.
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     5. To sign away; to yield; to surrender. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     6. To declare over one's signature; to publish. [Obs.]
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              Either or must shortly hear from him, or I will
              subscribe him a coward.               --Shak.
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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      To request to receive messages posted to a
     mailing list or newsgroup.  In contrast to the mundane use
     of the word this is often free of charge.

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