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[ sin-thuh-sahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing.
  1. to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements ( analyze ):

    to synthesize a statement.

  2. Chemistry. to combine (constituent elements) into a single or unified entity.
  3. to treat synthetically.

verb (used without object)

, syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing.
  1. to make or form a synthesis.


/ ˈsɪnθɪˌsaɪz /


  1. to combine or cause to combine into a whole
  2. tr to produce by synthesis

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Derived Forms

  • ˌsynthesiˈzation, noun

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Other Words From

  • synthe·si·zation noun
  • non·synthe·sized adjective
  • re·synthe·size verb (used with object) resynthesized resynthesizing
  • un·synthe·sized adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of synthesize1

First recorded in 1820–30; synthes(is) + -ize

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Example Sentences

My talent is being able to synthesize this information to become understandable to myself and then therefore to the layperson.

Wade, as chief chemist, you are to synthesize a little coffee and heat-treat a few eggs for us.

Diverse facts would synthesize, and when the letter came from Havana, perhaps the whole thing would start to form one pattern.

There were ways to synthesize Earth-normal food, but they were still hopelessly inefficient.

All we've been able to find is some strange isotope but we don't know how to reproduce it or synthesize it.

The plants here synthesize cyanophyll instead of chlorophyll; that's why the leaves are blue instead of green.


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synthesis gassynthesizer