tele·​vise ˈte-lə-ˌvīz How to pronounce televise (audio)
televised; televising

transitive verb

: to broadcast (something, such as a baseball game) by television

intransitive verb

: to broadcast by television

Example Sentences

The same network will televise the tournament next year.
Recent Examples on the Web A few months ago, an all-star game of sorts aired on ESPN2, and this month, ESPNU will televise the collegiate championship. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 1 Dec. 2022 If the extra playoff games materialize before the end of the current contract, ESPN has the first right of refusal to televise them. Laine Higgins, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2022 Mannix reported first this week that while the structure of the financial package is pretty much agreed upon for a January Davis-Garcia showdown in Las Vegas, the sticking point is who will televise it. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 28 Oct. 2022 Spectrum will televise three games live on Spectrum News 1 and will cover 12 more games online at www. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 26 Oct. 2022 During an interview with NBC Sports, which will televise Miami’s Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tagovailoa said McDaniel had stayed true to that first impression. Mark Inabinett |, al, 23 Oct. 2022 As part of the agreement, APT also plans to televise the 2023 AHSAA Basketball State Championships’ 14 state boys’ and girls’ finals. Ben Thomas |, al, 21 Oct. 2022 Bally Sports Florida plans to televise 81 of the Magic’s regular-seasons games during the 2022-23 season. Khobi Price, Orlando Sentinel, 18 Oct. 2022 Bally Sports will televise 63 games during the 2022-23 season, and the broadcasters who have called Clippers games in recent seasons will all return. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


back-formation from television

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of televise was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Televise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition


tele·​vise ˈtel-ə-ˌvīz How to pronounce televise (audio)
televised; televising
: to broadcast by television
televised the ball game

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