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English noun: syndicate

1. syndicate (group) a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

Synonymscrime syndicate, family, mob

Broader (hypernym)gangdom, gangland, organized crime

Narrower (hyponym)Cosa Nostra, Maffia, Mafia

2. syndicate (group) an association of companies for some definite purpose

Synonymsconsortium, pool

Broader (hypernym)association

Narrower (hyponym)cartel, combine, corporate trust, trust

3. syndicate (group) a news agency that sells features or articles or photographs etc. to newspapers for simultaneous publication

Broader (hypernym)news agency, news organisation, news organization, press agency, press association, wire service

English verb: syndicate

1. syndicate (social) join together into a syndicate

SamplesThe banks syndicated.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)connect, join, link, link up, unite

Verb groupsyndicate

2. syndicate (social) organize into or form a syndicate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)form, organise, organize

Verb groupsyndicate

3. syndicate (possession) sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)sell

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