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 The preliminary fights begin at 4 p.m. CST Saturday, with the main card set for 7 p.m. ESPN+ will televise the action from UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Eryk Anders returning to Octagon on Saturday night," 13 Mar. 2021 MLB Network will televise Reds games on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "Fox Sports Ohio will televise 4 Cincinnati Reds spring training games," 1 Mar. 2021 The very nature of the judge's decision to televise the trial is so that the public is able to see what happens in the most transparent manner possible. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Jury trials, Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, COVID vaccinations," 10 Mar. 2021 According to Sportsnet, which cited multiple unnamed sources, the league and ESPN have reached a seven-year broadcast deal to televise games in the United States. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Report: NHL, ESPN agree to 7-year TV broadcast rights deal," 9 Mar. 2021 CBS Sports and Turner Sports will continue to televise and stream the games. Michael Marot, Anchorage Daily News, "Men’s March Madness will be played entirely in Indiana," 5 Jan. 2021 The current deal for the Padres only requires FSSD to televise 10 games this spring. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Padres, Fox Sports San Diego need plan to broadcast more spring training games," 2 Mar. 2021 That is the most any broadcaster pays the NFL for the rights to televise its games. Jonathan Berr, Forbes, "Disney, NFL Reportedly Near Broadcast Rights Deal," 1 Mar. 2021 CBS Sports and Turner Sports will continue to televise and stream the games. Michael Marot, Anchorage Daily News, "Men’s March Madness will be played entirely in Indiana," 5 Jan. 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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29 Mar 2021

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“Televise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/televise. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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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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