- to send or receive by television.
Origin of televise
First recorded in 1925–30; back formation from television
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Examples from the Web for televise
The Supreme Court is being urged again to televise its proceedings.Supreme Court Releases Same-Day Audio, But Forget TV
March 30, 2012
I was at home then and I was sitting there and my wife said, "They are going to televise this transfer of Oswald."Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- to put (a programme) on television
- (tr) to transmit (a programme, signal, etc) by television
Word Origin and History for televise
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