[ 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
She would see the miracle of youth synthesised, the grail of his purity mystically reappear.The Tower of Oblivion|Oliver Onions
Even in this aim they went further than the Impressionists who neither ordered nor synthesised their works formally.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning|Willard Huntington Wright
Kant here also adds that the manifold, whether given empirically or a priori, must be synthesised before it can be known.
This is a factor additional to synthesis and to the manifold synthesised.
The spirit of Egypt synthesised in this monstrous symbol, obliterated them both.Incredible Adventures|Algernon Blackwood
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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