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verb (used with or without object), tel·e·vised, tel·e·vis·ing.
  1. to send or receive by television.
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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
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transmit, beam, announce, air, communicate, show, simulcast

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British Dictionary definitions for televise


  1. to put (a programme) on television
  2. (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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