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/ ˈsɪŋ krəˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), syn·chro·nized, syn·chro·niz·ing.
verb (used without object), syn·chro·nized, syn·chro·niz·ing.
to occur at the same time or coincide or agree in time.
to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together; recur together.
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Also especially British, syn·chro·nise .

Origin of synchronize

1615–25; <Greek synchronízein to be contemporary with, equivalent to sýnchron(os) synchronous + -izein-ize

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British Dictionary definitions for synchronize



/ (ˈsɪŋkrəˌnaɪz) /

(when intr, usually foll by with) to occur or recur or cause to occur or recur at the same time or in unison
to indicate or cause to indicate the same timesynchronize your watches
to download files, esp music or video files, from a PC to a portable device such as an iPod, or to upload files from the device to a PC
(tr) films to establish (the picture and soundtrack records) in their correct relative position
(tr) to designate (events) as simultaneous

Derived forms of synchronize

synchronization or synchronisation, nounsynchronizer or synchroniser, noun
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