[ sin-thuh-sahyz ]
/ ˈsɪn θəˌsaɪz /

verb (used with object), syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing.

to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements (opposed to analyze): to synthesize a statement.
Chemistry. to combine (constituent elements) into a single or unified entity.
to treat synthetically.

verb (used without object), syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing.

to make or form a synthesis.


Fend Off Sciolism With This Word Of The Day Quiz
Are you the Cinderella of this week’s quiz? Test your memory on the words and definitions from March 23–29.
Question 1 of 7
Also synthetize; especially British, syn·the·sise.

Origin of synthesize

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


syn·the·si·za·tion, nounnon·syn·the·sized, adjectivere·syn·the·size, verb (used with object), re·syn·the·sized, re·syn·the·siz·ing.un·syn·the·sized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for resynthesize


synthetize, synthesise or synthetise

/ (ˈsɪnθɪˌsaɪz) /


to combine or cause to combine into a whole
(tr) to produce by synthesis

Derived forms of synthesize

synthesization, synthetization, synthesisation or synthetisation, 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

Medical definitions for resynthesize

[ sĭnthĭ-sīz′ ]


To combine so as to form a new, complex product.
To form or produce by chemical synthesis.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.