ascribe vs subscribe : Common Errors in English

About ascribe vs subscribe

If you agree with a theory or belief, you subscribe to it, just as you subscribe to a magazine.Ascribe is a very different word. If you ascribe a belief to someone, you are attributing the belief to that person, perhaps wrongly.

ascribe Meaning(s)

  • (v) attribute or credit to

subscribe Meaning(s)

  • (v) offer to buy, as of stocks and shares
  • (v) mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
  • (v) adopt as a belief
  • (v) pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals
  • (v) receive or obtain regularly

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    There are conflicting accounts about the origins of Google's de facto motto. Some say that Paul Buchheit, creator of Gmail, came up with it at a meeting about "corporate values" in 2000. Others ascribe the phrase to Amit Patel, a Google engineer, a year earlier.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: Business Insider

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  1. Watch out for fake Life Alert robocalls

    Millions of Americans subscribe to “Life Alert” but a new round of robocalls may not be the real deal.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ABC 15 Phoenix

  2. Barfly: Amo Joy

    [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Nuvo

  3. Subscribe to our E-newsletter, Twitter, iOS/Androi…

    Subscribe to our E-newsletter, Twitter, iOS/Android Apps and Other Feeds nyconvergence.com/2013/03/subscr… via @NYConvergence
    on June 11, 2013 Source: NYConvergence

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