[sing-kri-tahyz, sin-]See more synonyms on Thesaurus.comverb (used with or without object), syn·cre·tized, syn·cre·tiz·ing.
- to attempt to combine or unite, as different or opposing principles, parties, etc.
Also especially British, syn·cre·tise.
Origin of syncretize
< New Latin syncrētizāre
< Greek synkrētízein
to form a confederation, equivalent to syn- syn-
(stem of Krḗs
) a Cretan + -izein -ize
; see syncretism
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018British Dictionary definitions for syncretize
Derived Formssyncretization or syncretisation, noun
- to combine or attempt to combine the characteristic teachings, beliefs, or practices of (differing systems of religion or philosophy)
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