verb (used with or without object), tel·e·vised, tel·e·vis·ing.

to send or receive by television.

Origin of televise

First recorded in 1925–30; back formation from television
Related formsre·tel·e·vise, verb (used with object), re·tel·e·vised, re·tel·e·vis·ing.un·tel·e·vised, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for televise

transmit, beam, announce, air, communicate, show, simulcast

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British Dictionary definitions for televise



to put (a programme) on television
(tr) to transmit (a programme, signal, etc) by television
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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.

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