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 make or form a synthesis.
- Also synthetize; especially British, syn·the·sise .
- syn·the·si·za·tion, noun
- non·syn·the·sized, adjective
- re·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
Its team helped us analyze the data we collected and synthesize the information.What We Learned from Tracking Cycling Deaths for a Year | Maura Fox and Luke Whelan | January 29, 2021 | Outside Online
Although more controversial than synthesizing meat from everyday plant materials like soy or wheat, the technology is growing fast.How China Could Change the World by Taking Meat Off the Menu | Charlie Campbell/Shanghai | January 22, 2021 | Time
At present this relies on synthesizing DNA in the lab, and while costs are falling rapidly, this is still a complicated and expensive business.New Research Could Enable Direct Data Transfer From Computers to Living Cells | Edd Gent | January 11, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Once synthesized, the sequences then have to be carefully stored in vitro until they’re ready to be accessed again, or they can be spliced into living cells using CRISPR gene editing technology.New Research Could Enable Direct Data Transfer From Computers to Living Cells | Edd Gent | January 11, 2021 | Singularity Hub
If we could design and synthesize artificial mRNA and deliver them into cells, it’s possible in theory to hijack our cells’ own protein-building system to make any protein we want—even those that are foreign, such as viral proteins.Fighting Covid-19 Brought These Lasting Breakthroughs to Science and Medicine | Shelly Fan | December 29, 2020 | Singularity Hub
My talent is being able to synthesize this information to become understandable to myself and then therefore to the layperson.Suzanne Somers Responds To Critics, Says She Has A Thick Skin | Brandy Zadrozny | October 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wade, as chief chemist, you are to synthesize a little coffee and heat-treat a few eggs for us.Islands of Space | John W Campbell
Diverse facts would synthesize, and when the letter came from Havana, perhaps the whole thing would start to form one pattern.The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
There were ways to synthesize Earth-normal food, but they were still hopelessly inefficient.Badge of Infamy | Lester del Rey
All we've been able to find is some strange isotope but we don't know how to reproduce it or synthesize it.Make Mine Homogenized | Rick Raphael
The plants here synthesize cyanophyll instead of chlorophyll; that's why the leaves are blue instead of green.The Venus Trap | Evelyn E. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for synthesize
to combine or cause to combine into a whole
(tr) to produce by synthesis
- synthesization, synthetization, synthesisation or synthetisation, noun
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