televise

verb
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.
Recent Examples on the Web Recommendations From the Columbus Dispatch, a story on a high school football team faking its way to having ESPN televise the game against IMG Academy. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2021 But pleasing Carson, the network’s most important star, led to an inevitable question: What would NBC televise at 11:30 on Saturday nights? BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2021 The Golf Channel will nationally televise the PGA Tour Champions Tournament. Kamryn Walker, The Arizona Republic, 31 July 2021 But pleasing Carson, the network’s most important star, led to an inevitable question: What would NBC televise at 11:30 on Saturday nights? BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2021 But pleasing Carson, the network’s most important star, led to an inevitable question: What would NBC televise at 11:30 on Saturday nights? New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021 Peacock is scheduled to televise the high-jump competition. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 31 July 2021 Two days after opening night, TNT will also televise two other marquee matchups. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2021 Allen came up with the idea to televise a high school game of the week 40 years ago. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 12 Aug. 2021

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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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The first known use of televise was in 1926

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13 Sep 2021

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“Televise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/televise. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for televise

televise

verb

English Language Learners Definition of televise

: to broadcast (something) by television

televise

verb
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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