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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His birth was televised in the season 4 finale of KUWTK. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "5 Times Kardashians Helped Deliver Each Other's (and Their Own) Babies," 24 Sep. 2018 This year’s parade wasn’t televised but the state media apparatus filmed it – even using drones with cameras. Fox News, "North Korea marks 70th anniversary with somewhat muted military parade," 9 Sep. 2018 The Home Run Derby will be televised on ESPN on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET. USA TODAY, "Home Run Derby field: Bryce Harper headlines slugging showcase," 11 July 2018 By day’s end, 10 summer-league games were to be televised live between those two channels and ESPN2. Phil Rosenthal,, "With ESPN's help, NBA is becoming a year-round concern for sports fans," 9 July 2018 Game times have not been announced yet for the doubleheader, UConn-FSU and Clemson vs. Mississippi State, but the games will be televised by ESPN2. Dom Amore,, "UConn Men Notebook: Jim Calhoun's All-Star Game To Reunite Huskies Stars In August," 9 July 2018 René Rovtar, a school superintendent from New Jersey, and her daughter Kristina, an art teacher, are two members of the 40-person field competing to consume the most hot dogs on the big day, which is televised nationally. Raisa Bruner, Time, "This Mother-Daughter Duo Are Making History at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest," 3 July 2018 The games will be televised by the CBS Sports Network., "Digest (July 2): Wayne Rooney on joining D.C. United: 'I'm here to win'," 3 July 2018 All 82 games over 12 days will be nationally televised. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons in Las Vegas Summer League: Five story lines to follow," 1 July 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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The first known use of televise was in 1926

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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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