syndicate

noun
syn·​di·​cate | \ ˈsin-di-kət How to pronounce syndicate (audio) \

Definition of syndicate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a council or body of syndics
b : the office or jurisdiction of a syndic
2 : an association of persons officially authorized to undertake a duty or negotiate business
3a : a group of persons or concerns who combine to carry out a particular transaction or project
c : a loose association of racketeers in control of organized crime
4 : a business concern that sells materials for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously
5 : a group of newspapers under one management

syndicate

verb
syn·​di·​cate | \ ˈsin-də-ˌkāt How to pronounce syndicate (audio) \
syndicated; syndicating

Definition of syndicate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to subject to or manage as a syndicate
2a : to sell (something, such as a cartoon) to a syndicate or for publication in many newspapers or periodicals at once also : to sell the work of (someone, such as a writer) in this way a syndicated columnist
b : to sell (something, such as a series of television programs) directly to local stations

intransitive verb

: to unite to form a syndicate

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Verb

syndicator \ ˈsin-​də-​ˌkā-​tər How to pronounce syndicate (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for syndicate

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of syndicate in a Sentence

Noun A syndicate owns the company. a powerful banking syndicate that controls loans in the small country Verb The company syndicates her work. The company syndicated the show to local stations.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun August 11, 2000 - Founds Oracle Racing, Inc., a sailboat racing syndicate. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 23 July 2021 An obituary on Tuesday about John P. McMeel, the founder of the newspaper syndicate Andrews McMeel Universal, misstated when the company changed its name from Universal Press Syndicate. New York Times, 21 July 2021 For several years starting in the early 2000s, Curtsinger smuggled out bottles of rare and highly-coveted Pappy Van Winkle and other premium bourbons and sold them for cash through a syndicate that included members of his recreational softball team. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 25 June 2021 This group’s WhatApp and Slack is incredibly active with daily contributions, questions, syndicate tips and emotional support. Heather Hartnett, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Mills and Yu, who are both members of the Gen Z VC Slack group, recently participated in a syndicate for a new dating startup called Snack. Arielle Pardes, Wired, 26 May 2021 Suspicion initially fell variously on her landlord, her business manager and the underworld crime syndicate. Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2021 The Aryan Brotherhood is the country's oldest major white supremacist prison gang and a national crime syndicate, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit group that monitors hate groups. Doha Madani, NBC News, 16 May 2021 The syndicate's public-facing darknet site went offline on Thursday and its administrator said in a cybercriminal forum post that the group had lost access to it. BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Event teams need to find ways to integrate and syndicate a hybrid mix of onsite and virtual programming. Jeff Pedowitz, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Staying connected to the right touchpoints enables instant access to deal fundings in progress, the ability to syndicate and support M&A., and of course to help with access to commercial deal opportunities. Deena Shakir, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 Nearly 300 public radio stations across the country currently syndicate The Daily, the distribution of which is handled by American Public Media. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 15 Jan. 2021 As a part of the agreement, the companies will syndicate content across both platforms and will look to explore advertising opportunities collectively, according to the Wall Street Journal. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 19 Nov. 2020 BuzzFeed will be able to syndicate its content on Verizon properties as well. Tali Arbel, chicagotribune.com, 19 Nov. 2020 BuzzFeed and Verizon’s media arm also agreed to syndicate each other’s content in a broader partnership, the companies said in a statement Thursday. Scott Moritz, Fortune, 19 Nov. 2020 BuzzFeed and Verizon’s media arm also agreed to syndicate each other’s content in a broader partnership, the companies said in a statement Thursday. Scott Moritz, Bloomberg.com, 19 Nov. 2020 Viacom was spun off from CBS in 1971, after the Federal Communications Commission ruled that TV networks couldn't syndicate their own programs once they were finished their run on regular TV. Mathew Ingram, Fortune, 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of syndicate

Noun

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1882, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for syndicate

Noun

French syndicat, from syndic

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syndicate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of syndicate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a group of people or businesses that work together
: a group of people who are involved in organized crime
: a business that sells something (such as a piece of writing, comic strip, or photograph) to several different newspapers or magazines for publication at the same time : a business that syndicates something

syndicate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of syndicate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to sell (something, such as a piece of writing, comic strip, or photograph) to many different newspapers or magazines for publication at the same time
: to sell (a series of television or radio programs) to many different stations at the same time

syndicate

noun
syn·​di·​cate | \ ˈsin-di-kət How to pronounce syndicate (audio) \

Legal Definition of syndicate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a group organized to carry out a particular transaction or enterprise
2 : an association of organized criminals

syndicate

verb
syn·​di·​cate | \ ˈsin-di-ˌkāt How to pronounce syndicate (audio) \
syndicated; syndicating

Legal Definition of syndicate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to form or manage as or through a syndicate a syndicated tax shelter

intransitive verb

: to unite to form a syndicate

Other Words from syndicate

syndication \ ˌsin-​di-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce syndicate (audio) \ noun

History and Etymology for syndicate

Noun

French syndicat the office or jurisdiction of a syndic

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