[ sin-thuh-sahyz ]
/ ˈsɪn θəˌsaɪz /
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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.
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Also synthetize; especially British, syn·the·sise .
Origin of synthesize
First recorded in 1820–30; synthes(is) + -ize
OTHER WORDS FROM synthesizesyn·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
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How to use synthesize in a sentence
All that passes between the glimpses is lost, and so the true whole, reason can never synthesise from that which it possesses.Bygone Beliefs|H. Stanley Redgrove
Attempts to synthesise a compound of this formula have been so far without success.Researches on Cellulose|C. F. Cross
No visitor, however, who wants to synthesise Paris should omit this adventure.A Wanderer in Paris|E. V. Lucas
To teach the adverb implies a conceptual process, because the child must synthesise certain attributes into his notion adverb.Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education|Ontario Ministry of Education
Thus a given type of nucleus will continue to synthesise other nuclein of its own kind.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
British Dictionary definitions for synthesize
synthetize, synthesise or synthetise
/ (ˈsɪnθɪˌsaɪz) /
to combine or cause to combine into a whole
(tr) to produce by synthesis
Derived forms of synthesizesynthesization, synthetization, synthesisation or synthetisation, noun
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