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

Definition of televise

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to broadcast by television

Examples of televise in a Sentence

The same network will televise the tournament next year.

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Kickoff is set for Saturday at 11 a.m. CT and will be televised by CBS Sports Network. Evan Dudley, al, "See position-by-position breakdown for UAB vs. Akron," 5 Sep. 2019 When your #maidofhonor takes the cutest video of you and your phenomenal #fiance right after your first LIVE televised performance ever! Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Sarah Hyland Just Clapped Back at Someone Trolling Her Video with Fiancé Wells Adam," 20 Aug. 2019 Charles Davis, 54, the Fox analyst for the nationally televised game, said Monday in a telephone interview. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "On top of eight-game suspension, Vikings’ Holton Hill now likely facing fine for illegal hit," 19 Aug. 2019 In August, Lindsay opened up to PEOPLE about the decision to not televise her nuptials to Abasolo, 39. Aili Nahas,, "The Bachelorette's Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo Are Married!," 24 Aug. 2019 What’s next?: Hueytown plays Helena in its home opener on Thursday, Aug. 29, and Homewood returns home to play Vestavia Hills on Friday, Aug. 30, in a game set to be televised locally by WABM-TV My68. Josh Bean |, al, "Alabama commit Roydell Williams scores 3 TDs as Hueytown beats Homewood," 22 Aug. 2019 Altitude Sports will televise the stages live with replays shown in the evenings. John Meyer, The Know, "When and where to watch the Colorado Classic women’s cycling race this week," 21 Aug. 2019 The long-standing tradition started in 1924 when the infamous parade first debuted and was later televised for the first time in 1946. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "Here's How to Watch and Stream the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," 16 Aug. 2019 Environmentalists and union workers held a rally yesterday afternoon at nearby Cass Park and then marched several blocks to Fox Theatre, from which CNN televised the debate. Mark K. Matthews, Scientific American, "Democratic Hopefuls Clash on Climate Action During Debate," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of televise

1926, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for televise

back-formation from television

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English Language Learners Definition of televise

: to broadcast (something) by television


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

Kids Definition of televise

: to send (a program) by television

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