syndicate

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noun

syn·​di·​cate ˈsin-di-kət How to pronounce syndicate (audio)
1
a
: 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
3
a
: 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

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verb

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

transitive verb

1
: to subject to or manage as a syndicate
2
a
: 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
syndicator noun

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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Noun
In the series, Stabler returns to New York and joins the Organized Crime Control Bureau, taking on dangerous crime syndicates throughout the city. Joe Otterson, Variety, 9 May 2024 The syndicate’s profitable public exhibitions laid the groundwork for a permanent national institution that would continue to promote this shared visual idiom in art history. Anne Wallentine, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for syndicate 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

French syndicat, from syndic

First Known Use

Noun

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1882, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of syndicate was in 1624

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Cite this Entry

“Syndicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syndicate. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

syndicate

1 of 2 noun
syn·​di·​cate ˈsin-di-kət How to pronounce syndicate (audio)
1
: an association of persons involved in some official duty or business
2
: an association of people involved in organized crime
3
: a business concern that sells materials for publication at the same time in a number of newspapers or magazines

syndicate

2 of 2 verb
syn·​di·​cate ˈsin-də-ˌkāt How to pronounce syndicate (audio)
syndicated; syndicating
1
: to operate as a syndicate
2
: to sell (as a cartoon) for publication in several newspapers or magazines at once
also : to sell the work of (as a writer) in this way
a syndicated columnist
3
: to join to form a syndicate
syndication noun
syndicator noun

Legal Definition

syndicate

1 of 2 noun
syn·​di·​cate ˈsin-di-kət How to pronounce syndicate (audio)
1
: a group organized to carry out a particular transaction or enterprise
2
: an association of organized criminals

syndicate

2 of 2 verb
syn·​di·​cate ˈsin-di-ˌkāt How to pronounce syndicate (audio)
syndicated; syndicating

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to unite to form a syndicate
syndication noun
Etymology

Noun

French syndicat the office or jurisdiction of a syndic

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