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

Examples of televise in a Sentence

The same network will televise the tournament next year.
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Word History


back-formation from television

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of televise was in 1926

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“Televise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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

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