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SYNDICATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does syndicate mean? 

SYNDICATE (noun)
  The noun SYNDICATE has 3 senses:

1. a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
2. an association of companies for some definite purpose
3. a news agency that sells features or articles or photographs etc. to newspapers for simultaneous publication

  Familiarity information: SYNDICATE used as a noun is uncommon.


SYNDICATE (verb)
  The verb SYNDICATE has 3 senses:

1. join together into a syndicate
2. organize into or form a syndicate
3. sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations

  Familiarity information: SYNDICATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SYNDICATE (noun)


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Meaning:

A loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

crime syndicate; syndicate; mob; family

Hypernyms ("syndicate" is a kind of...):

gangdom; gangland; organized crime (underworld organizations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "syndicate"):

Cosa Nostra; Maffia; Mafia (a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia)


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Meaning:

An association of companies for some definite purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

consortium; syndicate; pool

Hypernyms ("syndicate" is a kind of...):

association (a formal organization of people or groups of people)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "syndicate"):

cartel; combine; corporate trust; trust (a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service)


Sense 3syndicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A news agency that sells features or articles or photographs etc. to newspapers for simultaneous publication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("syndicate" is a kind of...):

news agency; news organisation; news organization; press agency; press association; wire service (an agency to collects news reports for newspapers and distributes it electronically)


SYNDICATE (verb)


Sense 1syndicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Join together into a syndicate

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The banks syndicated

Hypernyms (to "syndicate" is one way to...):

connect; join; link; link up; unite (be or become joined or united or linked)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2syndicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Organize into or form a syndicate

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "syndicate" is one way to...):

form; organise; organize (create (as an entity))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3syndicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "syndicate" is one way to...):

sell (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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