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 syndicator (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 Adrian Walker entered a not guilty plea in late July to charges of engaging in a criminal syndicate, along with drug and gun charges, in connection with the narcotics investigation that included March 13 raids on Elliott Avenue. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Man linked to drug investigation that led police to Breonna Taylor's door is fatally shot," 20 Nov. 2020 Kapadia's film shows occasions when Maradona came into contact with the Camorra -- the Neapolitan mafia -- with the documentary flashing up photographs of the footballer smiling alongside members of the crime syndicate. Tatiana Arias And Hugo Correa, CNN, "Diego Maradona discharged from clinic following successful brain surgery," 12 Nov. 2020 There is no ministry to oversee or count them, no syndicate to coordinate their efforts or press collective demands. Alexander Dziadosz, Harper's Magazine, "State of Exception," 27 Oct. 2020 An international ransomware syndicate known as Doppelpaymer appears to be involved in the Hall County attack. Frank Bajak, Star Tribune, "Report: Ransomware disables Georgia county election database," 23 Oct. 2020 Investors in the funding round include Champion Hill, Chris and Crystal Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital, Kindred Ventures, Gen Fukunaga, Duke Angel Network, Spike Ventures and Moving Capital – an Uber-alumni investing syndicate. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, "Fort Worth startup Linear Labs raises $6 million to help it build a better motor," 13 Oct. 2020 The teachers’ syndicate, one of the few independent associations in Jordan, has been at loggerheads with the government for some time. Ursula Lindsey, The New York Review of Books, "Jordan’s Endless Transition," 6 Oct. 2020 Court documents lay out a violent history of kidnappings, robberies and human smuggling carried out by the ruthless Cuban crime syndicate that authorities call the El Jabao Organization. Mario Ariza, sun-sentinel.com, "The El Jabao syndicate: A timeline of crimes," 3 Oct. 2020 The inevitable slump may well bring more unrest, and the government has moved to preempt dissent and mass mobilization by imposing martial law, shutting down the teachers’ syndicate, and intimidating journalists. Ursula Lindsey, The New York Review of Books, "Jordan’s Endless Transition," 6 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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, "BuzzFeed to acquire HuffPost from Verizon Media," 19 Nov. 2020 BuzzFeed will be able to syndicate its content on Verizon properties as well. Tali Arbel, chicagotribune.com, "BuzzFeed buying HuffPost from Verizon as digital media consolidates," 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, "BuzzFeed buys HuffPost from Verizon in latest new-media deal," 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, "BuzzFeed Buys HuffPost From Verizon in Latest New-Media Deal," 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, "Sumner Redstone, Viacom founder and old-fashioned media mogul dies at 97," 12 Aug. 2020 Welcome to a weekly discussion about your money hosted by Michelle Singletary, nationally syndicated personal finance columnist for The Washington Post. The Washington Post, "Color of Money Live," 25 Apr. 2020 The Breakfast Club is based out of New York City but is syndicated nationwide. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "'Owes black people his political life': Radio host rips Biden for refusing to appear on The Breakfast Club," 9 Mar. 2020 But Governale, who has appeared on the show since 1996 when it was syndicated on terrestrial radio, doubled down on his comments. NBC News, "Howard Stern calls staffer 'racist' for linking BTS to coronavirus," 27 Feb. 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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The first known use of syndicate was in 1624

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“Syndicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syndicate. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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syndicate

noun
How to pronounce syndicate (audio)

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
How to pronounce syndicate (audio)

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 syndication (audio) \ noun

History and Etymology for syndicate

Noun

French syndicat the office or jurisdiction of a syndic

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