Definition of syndicate in English:

syndicate

noun

  • 1A group of individuals or organizations combined to promote a common interest.

    ‘large-scale buyouts involving a syndicate of financial institutions’
    ‘a crime syndicate’
    • ‘Servicing the debts will obviously involve a net transfer from the company to the syndicate of lenders, not the shareholders.’
    • ‘The new venture will deliver commercial property investment opportunities in Ireland and abroad to Irish individual, syndicates, intermediaries and advisers.’
    • ‘Tell me how can an illegal gambling syndicate operate and flourish with police as patrons?’
    • ‘The furthering of agricultural settlements financed by joint-stock companies, syndicates, and individuals symbolized the beginning of a conceptual triumph over the long-standing tradition of piracy.’
    • ‘We have not explored the way in which estimates were made by individual syndicates or individual auditors.’
    • ‘The police say there are 238 criminal syndicates operating in the country and across its borders.’
    • ‘Most of the action is initiated by injuries, assorted rumors, and betting syndicates.’
    • ‘So far as the individual syndicate was concerned, the effect of the spiral was to magnify many times the impact of a particular loss.’
    • ‘The move came after three syndicates revealed a combined total burden of £135m for claims.’
    • ‘He said the suspect was a member of an international drug syndicate.’
    • ‘The 270 members of the Chamber of Counselors are selected by local councils, professional organizations, and labor syndicates for nine-year terms.’
    • ‘Accountability was also non-existent and officials became easy targets for organised crime syndicates.’
    • ‘But there are cheaper ways of ownership, such as joining a syndicate.’
    • ‘By contrast, the syndicates of private investors have become more ambitious.’
    • ‘Individual private investors tend to buy either on their own, or in syndicates organised by intermediaries with up to 20 investors in any one deal.’
    • ‘Most land is private property and owned by large business syndicates and individuals.’
    • ‘Bonds can be issued through individuals or syndicates.’
    • ‘Some of these syndicates provide a tax advantage, allowing individuals to invest through their pension contributions.’
    • ‘It is a lucrative business for the syndicate involved.’
    • ‘In larger transactions, a syndicate of venture capital houses or private equity firms might combine to provide the equity finance.’
    business, place of business, premises, firm, company, concern, enterprise, venture, organization, operation, undertaking, Industry
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    1. 1.1An association or agency supplying material simultaneously to a number of newspapers or periodicals.
      • ‘He promptly sent ‘The Boondocks’ off to make the rounds of the news syndicates, and Universal picked him up.’
      • ‘In the world of newspapers, a syndicate distributes information to subscribers, allowing each publication to tailor the content of information it receives.’
      • ‘Ironically, online news sites become even more dependent on news agency wholesalers and features syndicates to fill the expanded news hole.’
      • ‘His syndicate declined to publish the second of the two columns.’
      • ‘The editor at your syndicate said that of the 6,500 submissions they get every year, they take only two or three.’
      • ‘In the meanwhile, newspapers are in trouble and are all too happy to pick up criticism from their affiliated syndicates.’
      • ‘The mushrooming of political parties, syndicates, and newspapers signals a nascent political pluralism upon which democracy can be built.’
      • ‘Are these stories generated locally or do they come from other sources such as syndicates, wire services or other newspapers?’
      • ‘No newspaper or syndicate in their right mind should be letting this hateful attempt at humor grace their pages.’
      • ‘There's a common perception in the West that the only way to become a financially successful cartoonist is to get the newspaper syndicates to pick you up.’
      • ‘Always the editor is responsible for touching the ethical line with the writer, members say, whether that is an editor of a single newspaper's editorial page or of a syndicate.’
      • ‘Indeed, Stromberg cites Aaron McGruder's ‘The Boondocks’ as a major challenge to the old world order of cartoon syndicates.’
      • ‘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.’
  • 2A committee of syndics.

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Control or manage by a syndicate.

    • ‘He signed an agreement to borrow a 75 million euro two-year loan syndicated by 18 banks, an unprecedented number of creditors for Bulgaria.’
    • ‘Similarly, the banks themselves who lent these companies the money to fund their expansion in the first instance are finding it difficult to spread the risk by syndicating the loans to other banks.’
    • ‘Firms syndicate risks in the design, development, production and distribution of healthcare products and services where profits are indicated.’
    • ‘The 7,430 square metre building is being bought for €14.1 million by Harvest Financial Services, which will syndicate the investment.’
    • ‘The background in this case means the commercial world in which syndicated loans were made in 1997, and particularly the extent to which debts created by such loans were traded in a ‘secondary market’ of debt traders.’
    • ‘A growing number of individuals are joining syndicated funds to buy commercial and residential property portfolios which give regular rental income and capital growth as property prices appreciate.’
    • ‘The Bank of England governor attempted to syndicate a rescue throughout the weekend.’
    • ‘We syndicate stores for retailers, which have fixed-price as their model.’
    • ‘It also appears that syndicated bank lending has come to life over the past few weeks.’
    • ‘It normally works with local banks and has syndicated financing to a number of medium and large projects in infrastructure, manufacturing, property and fisheries.’
    • ‘The consortium has been granted a five year syndicated loan of 450 million euro and another one year loan of 200 million euro to finance the buy out.’
    • ‘In addition, lenders are now able to issue more debt without needing to syndicate to other banks.’
    • ‘Asian corporations outside of Japan have raised some $92 billion through equity initial public offerings, international bond issues and syndicated loans so far this year.’
    • ‘It is relatively recently, only, that solicitors could syndicate loans, I think.’
    • ‘$44 billion of U.S. syndicated loans were announced last week, the largest amount in four months.’
    • ‘For good reason, the buyers of these syndicated loans are reassessing their involvement.’
    • ‘They're then bundled, or syndicated, in the secondary market.’
    • ‘Often a commercial bank will syndicate a large loan by forming a credit group made up of a number of other banks, with each bank providing a certain percentage of the total loan.’
    affiliate, align, connect, join, join up, join forces, attach, combine, team up, band together, be in league, ally, form an alliance, syndicate, federate, consolidate, incorporate, conjoin, merge, integrate
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    1. 1.1Publish or broadcast (material) simultaneously in a number of newspapers, television stations, etc.
      ‘her cartoon strip is syndicated in 1,400 newspapers worldwide’
      • ‘It doesn't fit in with the current economic model of TV, which is: make money on the first run, and then make more money by syndicating the show.’
      • ‘There were no tournament games on network television, just syndicated broadcasts of an occasional game.’
      • ‘Her music has also been broadcast on two nationally syndicated radio programs.’
      • ‘There is even a section for encouraging specific submitted sites to syndicate their content.’
      • ‘He also hosts a daily radio program syndicated to more than 300 stations nationwide.’
      • ‘His weekly newspaper column is syndicated through King features Syndicate.’
      • ‘United Media syndicates many of the most popular newspaper comic strips, and showcases all its assets for free at Comics.com.’
      • ‘But reportage has not been limited to the major TV networks and syndicated radio programs.’
      • ‘Syndicated hosts say they also cover localities, but they must always relate such attention to a national issue.’
      • ‘Most syndicated hosts started local and then moved into syndication with a different program.’
      • ‘Later the cartoon was syndicated to 2400 newspapers in dozens of countries, reaching an audience of more than 355 million people.’
      • ‘People will not usually want to syndicate your content until you establish a reputation.’
      • ‘I'd write one review, which I would syndicate to local newspapers all over Britain.’
      • ‘In the 1960s I wrote a Catholic column syndicated to ten diocesan newspapers.’
      • ‘Today it is the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, appearing in 2,570 newspapers.’
      • ‘One of his points: a lot of newspapers and broadcasters will open their archives and many will syndicate their material.’
      • ‘One of the things we're finding is people need access to the kind of content we have to build up their unrelated businesses, and we can syndicate our content and get paid and get some equity, and can promote our artists more.’
      • ‘But, at some point, he says, Progress Media will expand by syndicating its shows to other stations.’
      • ‘Today, the 67-year-old still writes a twice-weekly advice column for the Washington Post, which is syndicated across the States.’
      • ‘If you're syndicating an old show and a few episodes are absent, that may go unnoticed.’
    2. 1.2Sell (a horse) to a syndicate.
      ‘the stallion was syndicated for a record $5.4 million’
      • ‘The National Stud plans to syndicate both Pastoral Pursuits and Bahamian Bounty.’
      • ‘The Michael Bell-trained colt was syndicated earlier this month for £6million to stand at the Royal Stud at Sandringham.’
      • ‘The four-year-old Kingmambo colt will be syndicated and stand his initial season for a fee of $6,860 at Haras de Victot near Normandy.’
      • ‘Despite Say Florida Sandy's age, Downey has hopes he can syndicate the hard-knocking horse.’
      • ‘The four-year-old son of Runaway Groom will be syndicated and stand the 2004 season for $7,500.’
      • ‘Palique will be syndicated for a sum reportedly nearing $150,000.’
      • ‘Keltos will be syndicated and stand in France or in Ireland, the trainer said.’
      • ‘Plans call for War Emblem to be sent to Japan, where he will be syndicated, after he runs in the Breeders' Cup Classic on October 26 at Arlington Park.’
      • ‘The six-year-old son of Silver Ghost will be syndicated and stand for $3,000.’
      • ‘‘We never really talk about the syndication price, but he has been fully syndicated,’ Farish said.’
      • ‘He confirmed that the colts will stand at Vinery Kentucky and will be syndicated.’
      • ‘They've already turned down millions to sell or syndicate Alex and kept him running.’
      • ‘He will be syndicated and will stand for $8,500 at Wafare.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Plans call for him to be sold or syndicated for stud duty.’
      • ‘They have to get together and decide if he would stand at Diamond A, or be syndicated, or stand at another farm.’
      • ‘Industry sources said the real damage would be done to smaller players in the breeding industry who syndicate stallions in order to reduce the risk.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He's not going to be syndicated, and we should be ready to announce the stud fee soon.’
      • ‘A written business plan may also help you obtain bank financing, expansion, bring in partners or syndicate a horse.’

Origin

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.

Pronunciation:

syndicate

/ˈsɪndɪkeɪt/