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
Related Words for synchronizeintegrate, harmonize, mesh, adjust, organize, proportion, set, pool, agree, match
Examples from the Web for synchronize
Historical Examples of synchronize
After the two circuits have been adjusted to the same frequency they are said to synchronize.Walter and the Wireless
Sara Ware Bassett
He saw little of Johnnie thereafter, for their hours did not synchronize.The Flying Reporter
Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
But is it necessary to synchronize the events of the story so closely?It Never Can Happen Again
William De Morgan
It must have been a terrible job to synchronize those two alternators, commented Joe.The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass
It was almost impossible to synchronize the three engines, and the beat was almost unbearable.
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.