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syndicate

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noun syn·di·cate \ˈsin-di-kət\

Definition of syndicate

  1. 1a :  a council or body of syndicsb :  the office or jurisdiction of a syndic

  2. 2 :  an association of persons officially authorized to undertake a duty or negotiate business

  3. 3a :  a group of persons or concerns who combine to carry out a particular transaction or projectb :  cartel 2c :  a loose association of racketeers in control of organized crime

  4. 4 :  a business concern that sells materials for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously

  5. 5 :  a group of newspapers under one management

Examples of syndicate in a sentence

  1. A syndicate owns the company.

  2. a powerful banking syndicate that controls loans in the small country

Origin and Etymology of syndicate

French syndicat, from syndic


First Known Use: 1624


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syndicate

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verb syn·di·cate \ˈsin-də-ˌkāt\

Definition of syndicate

syndicated

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syndicating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to subject to or manage as a syndicate

  3. 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 columnistb :  to sell (something, such as a series of television programs) directly to local stations

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to unite to form a syndicate

syndicator

play \ˈsin-də-ˌkā-tər\ noun

Examples of syndicate in a sentence

  1. The company syndicates her work.

  2. The company syndicated the show to local stations.

1882

First Known Use of syndicate

1882


SYNDICATE Defined for English Language Learners

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syndicate

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noun syn·di·cate \ˈsin-di-kət\

Definition of syndicate for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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syndicate

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verb syn·di·cate \ˈsin-də-ˌkāt\

Definition of syndicate for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Law Dictionary

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syndicate

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noun syn·di·cate \ˈsin-di-kət\

Legal Definition of syndicate

  1. 1 :  a group organized to carry out a particular transaction or enterprise

  2. 2 :  an association of organized criminals

Origin and Etymology of syndicate

French syndicat the office or jurisdiction of a syndic


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syndicate

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verb syn·di·cate \ˈsin-di-ˌkāt\

Legal Definition of syndicate

syndicated

syndicating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to form or manage as or through a syndicate a syndicated tax shelter
  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to unite to form a syndicate

syndication

\ˌsin-di-ˈkā-shən\ play noun


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