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televise Syllabification: tel·e·vise
Pronunciation: /ˈteləˌvīz/

Definition of televise in English:


[with object] (usually as adjective televised)
Transmit by television: a live televised debate between the party leaders
More example sentences
  • That these debates are televised and recorded for posterity are implicit in a democracy.
  • Crowds of 80,000 watched at Wembley and the event was televised for the first time by the BBC.
  • In recent years, their expertise now produces televised cricket in India.


Example sentences
  • News has to meet strict criteria of being televisable and high impact.
  • The producer, who recognized a televisable situation when he heard one, devised the show on the spot.
  • Gliding is a sport that is not easily televisable, short of putting the camera in a very high altitude plane, to get a view with something to provide context.


1920s: back-formation from television.

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