subsidy


subsidy
noun
ADJECTIVE
big, generous, heavy, huge, large, massive
small
direct
hidden, indirect

The help that the government gives the industry amounts to an indirect subsidy.

annual
domestic, EU, federal, government, public, state
corporate (esp. AmE), financial, tax (esp. AmE), taxpayer (AmE)
agricultural, childcare, export, farm, food, housing
illegal
… OF SUBSIDY
amount, level

The level of subsidy given to farmers is to be reduced.

VERB + SUBSIDY
get, receive
lose
give sth, grant sth, offer, pay, provide (sth with)

The Arts Council granted them a small subsidy.

increase
cut, phase out, reduce

Export subsidies have been reduced by 20%.

abolish, eliminate (esp. AmE), end, remove
SUBSIDY + NOUN
payments
scheme (BrE), system
cuts
PREPOSITION
subsidy for

state subsidies for rice producers

subsidy on

subsidies on basic goods and services

subsidy to

subsidies to agriculture

PHRASES
a cut in subsidies, a reduction in subsidies

The government cut spending through reductions in state subsidies to industry.

the abolition of subsidies, the removal of subsidies, the withdrawal of subsidies

protests against the removal of subsidies on basic commodities


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
, , / (granted by one Government to another),


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