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

Other Words from syndicate

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Season 4 saw the show shift its tone a bit compared to previous seasons, with Chris Rock leading a stellar cast that saw a Black migrant crime syndicate going toe-to-toe with the Italian mafia in 1950s Kansas City. Kyle Fowle, EW.com, 8 Aug. 2022 This true crime series recalls a notorious Black crime syndicate in 1980s NYC. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 10 July 2022 The real riches of the legendary boss of Chicago’s organized crime syndicate have been located more than 2,000 miles west in northern California, quietly occupying the homes of his four granddaughters — Veronica, Diane, Barbara and Theresa. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 7 July 2022 The club became a frequent target of law enforcement, which portrayed it as a methamphetamine-dealing crime syndicate. Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022 Under the revision, possessing a gun as part of an organized crime syndicate can lead to up to 15 years in prison; possessing more than one gun is also a crime, which carries a prison term of up to 15 years. Nectar Gan, CNN, 8 July 2022 Roxy inherits the throne of a London crime syndicate ahead of her three older brothers. Richard J. Chang, Forbes, 6 June 2022 As a reminder: Noho Hank is the new leader of the Chechen crime syndicate. Andy Meek, BGR, 24 Apr. 2022 In 1947, the Masons sold the former Dean tract to a syndicate of developers for $915,000. John Kelly, Washington Post, 2 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The firms don’t have to syndicate debt and can provide funding from investment vehicles established to do so. Alexander Saeedy, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2022 That is in part because of the proliferation in recent years of private-credit funds, which don’t have to syndicate out the debt and can provide capital from dedicated vehicles backed by investors keen on doing so. Laura Cooper, WSJ, 9 June 2022 Snap announced a revenue-sharing component for creators who syndicate shows on Discover that are monetized with Snap Ads and Commercials. Todd Spangler, Variety, 28 Apr. 2022 The media company has effectively been forced to broadcast its shows through internet channels, build its digital presence and syndicate some its content with rival network Channel 5, which is owned by businessman Manuel Pangilinan. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Berwick got her start in the U.K. working for Channel 4, which was just beginning to syndicate internationally. Jane Thier, Fortune, 17 Mar. 2022 This prompted the country’s actors syndicate to denounce attacks against the star. Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2022 Jellysmack will optimize and syndicate Like Nastya’s content to reach new audiences on Facebook, where her official page currently has just 18,000 followers. Todd Spangler, Variety, 20 Dec. 2021 Event teams need to find ways to integrate and syndicate a hybrid mix of onsite and virtual programming. Jeff Pedowitz, Forbes, 28 June 2021 See More

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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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5 Oct 2022

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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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