Definition of syndicate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they syndicate
BrE BrE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪt//
he / she / it syndicates
BrE BrE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪts//
past simple syndicated
BrE BrE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪtɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪtɪd//
past participle syndicated
BrE BrE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪtɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪtɪd//
-ing form syndicating
BrE BrE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪtɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪtɪŋ//
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BrE BrE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪndɪkeɪt//
[usually passive] syndicate something to sell an article, a photograph, a television programme, etc. to several different newspapers, etc. His column is syndicated throughout the world.
Word Originearly 17th cent. (denoting a committee of government officials): from French syndicat, from medieval Latin syndicatus, from late Latin syndicus ‘delegate of a corporation’, from Greek sundikos, from sun- ‘together’ + dikē ‘justice’. Current verb senses date from the late 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: syndicate

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