verb (used with object), syn·chro·nized, syn·chro·niz·ing.
- to cause (sound and action) to match precisely: to synchronize the sound of footsteps with the actor's movements.
- to match the sound and action in (a scene).
verb (used without object), syn·chro·nized, syn·chro·niz·ing.
Origin of synchronize
Examples from the Web for synchronise
The Hejazis failed to synchronise, as usual, so the Navy dispensed with their support.Pan-Islam|George Wyman Bury
Two light snores, that did not synchronise, quarrelled in funny dialogue.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"|Joseph Conrad
It would seem to accept the Sinaitic Covenant as a literal episode, and even to synchronise the Mission with it.Chosen Peoples|Israel Zangwill
It was now an obvious plan to synchronise our movements with his.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
At any rate they synchronise, despite or perhaps because of the deficiency of formal literature during the "Dark" Ages.A Letter Book|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for synchronise
Word Origin and History for synchronise
1620s, "to occur at the same time," from Greek synchronizein "be of the same time," from synchronos "happening at the same time" (see synchronous). The sense of "make synchronous" is first recorded 1806. Synchronized swimming is recorded from 1950.