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subside

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subside (third-person singular simple present subsides, present participle subsiding, simple past and past participle subsided)

  1. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
  2. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
  3. To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be calmed; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate.
    The sea subsides.
    The tumults of war will subside.
    The fever has subsided.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 3, The Younger Set[1]:
      Long after his cigar burnt bitter, he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; … .

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin subsidium, from subsidere

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NounEdit

subside m (plural subsides)

  1. contribution, tax
    Le produit de taxes si mal réparties avait des limites, et les besoins des princes n'en avaient plus. Cependant ils ne voulaient ni convoquer les États pour en obtenir des subsides, ni provoquer la noblesse, en l'imposant, à réclamer la convocation de ces assemblées. (Tocqueville, Ancien Régime et Révolution, 1856)
  2. subsidy, pension, monetary help
    Max Jacob vit en effet pauvrement, sans cependant manquer de rien, à cause de certaines relations qu'il a, par exemple, Poiret, dont il est vrai qu'il reçoit quelques subsides. (Léautaud, Journal littéraire, 3, 1916)

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

subsīde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of subsīdō

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subside

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of subsidar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of subsidar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of subsidar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of subsidar