Definition of syndicate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsindikət/
1A group of individuals or organizations combined to promote some common interest: large-scale buyouts involving a syndicate of financial institutions a crime syndicate
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  • In larger transactions, a syndicate of venture capital houses or private equity firms might combine to provide the equity finance.
  • The new venture will deliver commercial property investment opportunities in Ireland and abroad to Irish individual, syndicates, intermediaries and advisers.
  • Bonds can be issued through individuals or syndicates.
1.1An association or agency supplying material simultaneously to a number of newspapers or periodicals.
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  • In the world of newspapers, a syndicate distributes information to subscribers, allowing each publication to tailor the content of information it receives.
  • At any rate, its campaign against me included flash-floods of e-mail intended to shut down servers at my newspaper and my syndicate, as well as viruses aimed at my home computer.
  • At any rate, I was a bit worried all day that I was going to lose my hall pass, and kept asking my friends who have real jobs with newspapers and syndicates and such if they had an extra holder, to no avail.
1.2A committee of syndics.


Pronunciation: /ˈsindəˌkāt/
[with object]
1Control or manage by a syndicate: the loans are syndicated to a group of banks
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  • We syndicate stores for retailers, which have fixed-price as their model.
  • He signed an agreement to borrow a 75 million euro two-year loan syndicated by 18 banks, an unprecedented number of creditors for Bulgaria.
  • It is relatively recently, only, that solicitors could syndicate loans, I think.
1.1Publish or broadcast (material) simultaneously in a number of newspapers, television stations, etc. his reports were syndicated to 200 other papers
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  • One of his points: a lot of newspapers and broadcasters will open their archives and many will syndicate their material.
  • There were no tournament games on network television, just syndicated broadcasts of an occasional game.
  • His weekly newspaper column is syndicated through King features Syndicate.
1.2Sell (a horse) to a syndicate: the stallion was syndicated for a record $5.4 million
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  • After a successful racing career, Polish Numbers entered stud in 1992 as the first horse syndicated by Northview Stallion Station to stand at the former Windfield Farms.
  • The decision is met with widespread criticism in the States, with the detractors pointing to the relatively unserious nature of the injury and the recent deal the owners had made to syndicate the horse for breeding.
  • Despite Say Florida Sandy's age, Downey has hopes he can syndicate the hard-knocking horse.



Pronunciation: /-ˌkātər/
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  • The internet is changing all that and I expect the effect of these dominant syndicators will diminish every year as more and more people get used to getting their news from the internet.
  • Not having to deal with syndicators allows us some real freedom.
  • Station groups, syndicators, and networks have formed partnerships to share video and pool resources.


Early 17th century (denoting a committee of syndics): from French syndicat, from medieval Latin syndicatus, from late Latin syndicus 'delegate of a corporation' (see syndic). Current verb senses date from the late 19th century.

  • A syndicate was initially a committee of syndics (government officials). It comes from late Latin syndicus ‘delegate of a corporation’. Current verb senses such as ‘control by a syndicate’ date from the late 19th century.

Words that rhyme with syndicate

indicate, vindicate

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Syllabification: syn·di·cate

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