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televise

[tel-uh-vahyz] /ˈtɛl əˌvaɪz/
verb (used with or without object), televised, televising.
1.
to send or receive by television.
Origin of televise
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; back formation from television
Related forms
retelevise, verb (used with object), retelevised, retelevising.
untelevised, adjective
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televise

/ˈtɛlɪˌvaɪz/
verb
1.
to put (a programme) on television
2.
(transitive) to transmit (a programme, signal, etc) by television
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v.

1927 back-formation from television, on model of other verbs from nouns ending in -(v)ision (e.g. revise). Related: Televised; televising.

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