tele·vise | \ˈte-lə-ˌvīz \
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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That game starts at 4 p.m. and will be televised on MLB Network. Matthew Defranks,, "Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto named an All-Star for first time in career," 8 July 2018 The game tips off at 4:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. Noel Harris, sacbee, "Why the first Bagley vs. Ayton matchup in the NBA has been years in the making," 6 July 2018 The event attracts thousands of in-person spectators and is televised on ESPN. Fox News, "Nathan's hot dog eating contest champ Joey Chestnut prepares to defend record," 4 July 2018 The one-hour debate, which will be nationally televised on Fox News starting at 6:30 p.m., is the main event of the Florida Republican Party’s two-day summit at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Gray Rohrer,, "Adam Putnam, Ron DeSantis get ready to rumble in first major GOP debate for governor," 27 June 2018 The Big One for One Drop, a fundraiser in Las Vegas with a $1 million buy-in, is hosted every two years and will be televised on ESPN2 virtually live on July 16-17 (a short delay is required to ensure the integrity of play). Michael Shapiro,, "World Series of Poker major events coming in July," 26 June 2018 The show begins at 9 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT. Michael Singer, USA TODAY, "Who are the finalists, favorites for Monday night's NBA Awards?," 25 June 2018 The debate between the two candidates is scheduled for Aug. 1, to be televised live on Arizona PBS. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "Gov. Ducey won't debate his GOP opponent because he is a 'fringe' candidate," 20 June 2018 The quarterfinals take place Thursday and all games are televised by, "Digest: UMBC incoming freshman guard Jose Placer competing for Puerto Rico," 11 June 2018

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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 \
televised; televising

Kids Definition of televise

: to send (a program) by television

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evasion of direct action or statement

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