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[tel-uh-vahyz] /ˈtɛl əˌvaɪz/
verb (used with or without object), televised, televising.
to send or receive by television.
Origin of televise
First recorded in 1925-30; back formation from television
Related forms
retelevise, verb (used with object), retelevised, retelevising.
untelevised, adjective Unabridged
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  • Maybe I ought to try accepting that televised invitation of the other night.

    Manners of the Age Horace Brown Fyfe
  • The fight would be televised in 3-D and filmed in slow motion.

    Vital Ingredient Gerald Vance
  • As a matter of fact, televised images are already manipulated and r-written.

  • The scenes of what we do to you and your village will be televised to all Gern-held worlds.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • He lit up and blew out a pretty plume, fine and slow and straight, which would have televised like a million in the bank.

    The Old Die Rich Horace Leonard Gold
British Dictionary definitions for televised


to put (a programme) on television
(transitive) to transmit (a programme, signal, etc) by television
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Word Origin and History for televised



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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