- an agency that buys articles, stories, columns, photographs, comic strips, or other features and distributes them for simultaneous publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals in different localities.Compare boilerplate(def 2a).
- a business organization owning and operating a number of newspapers; newspaper chain.
verb (used with object), syn·di·cat·ed, syn·di·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), syn·di·cat·ed, syn·di·cat·ing.
Origin of syndicate
Related Words for syndicateunion, conglomerate, gang, mob, organization, ring, cartel, association, cabinet, group, council, chain, company, partnership, outfit, crew, chamber, combine, board, committee
Examples from the Web for syndicate
Contemporary Examples of syndicate
Seventeen months later, a recently awoken Kennex is obsessed with figuring out how The Syndicate planned the ambush.‘Almost Human’ Review: A Dystopian Future That We’ve Seen Before
November 17, 2013
Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah syndicate still wielded the political power.Stop Blaming Israel And America For Fayyad’s Fall
April 29, 2013
Newsmax pays to syndicate their columns, and their stature lends the site credibility.The Right-Wing Money Model
January 7, 2013
It's all done on behalf of a syndicate, in which "everybody has a share."David's Bookclub: Catch-22
December 29, 2012
Bradlee explained that, “We do not censor comics, and I have passed your letter on to Mr. Johnson in care of the syndicate.”Dear Asshole: The Letters of Ben Bradlee From New Biography
May 12, 2012
Historical Examples of syndicate
His mind was at rest about the syndicate report now that it had been mailed to London.A Woman Intervenes
We have smelters; they are closed at the order of a syndicate in this city.An American Suffragette
Isaac N. Stevens
The name selected by the syndicate for their new building was "The Globe."
When this syndicate was organized, or who constituted its members, we cannot say.
It's this syndicate business that your father has got mixed up in.The Pit Prop Syndicate
Freeman Wills Crofts
Word Origin for syndicate
1620s, "council or body of representatives," from French syndicat, from syndic "representative of a corporation" (see syndic). Meaning "combination of persons or companies to carry out some commercial undertaking" first occurs 1865. Publishing sense of "association of publishers for purchasing articles, etc., for simultaneous publication in a number of newspapers" is from 1889. (Syndication "publication, broadcast, or ownership by a syndicate" is attested from 1925.) As a synonym for "organized crime, the Mob" it is recorded from 1929.