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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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Related Words

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

Examples from the Web for televised

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

    Space Prison

    Tom Godwin

  • The fight would be televised in 3-D and filmed in slow motion.

    Vital Ingredient

    Gerald Vance

  • Maybe I ought to try accepting that televised invitation of the other night.

    Manners of the Age

    Horace Brown Fyfe

  • Mostly, his information about the world that existed outside the walls of the Institute came from the televised newscasts.

    Anything You Can Do ...

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • A televised event can address audiences close to the world's entire population.

British Dictionary definitions for televised


  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 televised



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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