Syndicate meaning

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A loose affiliation of gangsters in control of organized criminal activities.
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A company consisting of a number of separate newspapers; a newspaper chain.
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An agency that sells articles, features, or photographs for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously.
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An association of people or firms formed to promote a common interest or carry out a business enterprise.
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To join together in a syndicate.
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To sell (a comic strip or column, for example) through a syndicate for simultaneous publication in newspapers or periodicals.
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To manage as or form into a syndicate.
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To form a syndicate.
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To sell (a television series, for example) directly to independent stations.
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To syndicate is to publish or broadcast something across many channels simultaneously.

When you broadcast your radio show on 30 different stations throughout the U.S., this is an example of a situation where you syndicate your radio show.

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The definition of a syndicate is a group that was designed or established to serve a common purpose, or is an entity that supplies news information to many newspapers and other media outlets all at the same time.

An example of a syndicate is when a group of people come together to try to promote and raise money for the arts.

An example of a syndicate is a company that provides news to many different newspapers and media outlets.

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The office, position, or jurisdiction of a syndic or body of syndics.
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A group of corporations that band together for a single enterprise that each alone would be unwilling or incapable of performing. For example, it took a syndicate of motor vehicle makers and aircraft companies to produce America’s warplanes of World War II. In the negative sense it is used to denote organized crime. To organize into a syndicate or to sell shares in.
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A group of individuals or companies formed to transact some specific business, or to promote a common interest; a self-coordinating group.
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A similar group of gangsters engaged in organized crime.
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A chain of newspapers, or an agency that distributes features to multiple newspapers.
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The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council or body of syndics.

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(intransitive) To become a syndicate.
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To put under the control of a group acting as a unit.
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To release media content through a syndicate to be published or broadcast through multiple outlets.
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A group or council of syndics.
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An organization that sells special articles or features for publication by many newspapers or periodicals.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
syndicate
Plural:
syndicates

Origin of syndicate

  • French syndicat from Old French office of syndic from Medieval Latin syndicātus from Late Latin syndicus syndic syndic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French syndicat (“office of syndic, board of syndics, trade union"), from French syndic (“administrator"), from Latin syndicus, from Ancient Greek σύνδικος (syndikos, “caretaker of issue").

    From Wiktionary