syncretize

[ sing-kri-tahyz, sin- ]
/ ˈsɪŋ krɪˌtaɪz, ˈsɪn- /

verb (used with or without object), syn·cre·tized, syn·cre·tiz·ing.

to attempt to combine or unite, as different or opposing principles, parties, etc.

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Also especially British, syn·cre·tise .

Origin of syncretize

1665–75; <New Latin syncrētizāre<Greek synkrētízein to form a confederation, equivalent to syn-syn- + Krēt- (stem of Krḗs) a Cretan + -izein-ize; see syncretism
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British Dictionary definitions for syncretize

syncretize

syncretise

/ (ˈsɪŋkrɪˌtaɪz) /

verb

to combine or attempt to combine the characteristic teachings, beliefs, or practices of (differing systems of religion or philosophy)

Derived forms of syncretize

syncretization or syncretisation, noun
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