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subsidy

sub·si·dy

subsidy

 
pronunciation:
suhb sih di
part of speech: noun
inflections: subsidies
definition 1: direct financial assistance provided by the government to a business, industry, educational institution, individual, or the like.
The U.S. government spends billions of dollars in farm subsidies each year.
synonyms:
subvention
definition 2: financial assistance or support provided by any individual, group, or government to another.
Some schools are offering subsidies to students from low-income families.
synonyms:
grant, subvention