Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

syncretize

[sing-kri-tahyz, sin-] /ˈsɪŋ krɪˌtaɪz, ˈsɪn-/
verb (used with or without object), syncretized, syncretizing.
1.
to attempt to combine or unite, as different or opposing principles, parties, etc.
Also, especially British, syncretise.
Origin of syncretize
1665-1675
1665-75; < New Latin syncrētizāre < Greek synkrētízein to form a confederation, equivalent to syn- syn- + Krēt- (stem of Krḗs) a Cretan + -izein -ize; see syncretism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for syncretize

syncretize

/ˈsɪŋkrɪˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
to combine or attempt to combine the characteristic teachings, beliefs, or practices of (differing systems of religion or philosophy)
Derived Forms
syncretization, syncretisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for syncretize

Word Value for syncretize

0
25
Scrabble Words With Friends