[ sin-thuh-sahyz ]
/ ˈsɪn θəˌsaɪz /
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.
verb (used without object), syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing.
, synthesis gas
; especially British
Related formssyn·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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Examples from the Web for synthesize
Over time, students integrate and synthesize many ideas and create new understandings.
It's impossible to synthesize chlorophyll from the light rays given off by our sun—only cyanophyll.
British Dictionary definitions for synthesize
synthetize, synthesise or synthetise
to combine or cause to combine into a whole
(tr) to produce by synthesis
Derived Formssynthesization, synthetization, synthesisation or synthetisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for synthesize
1830, from synthesis + -ize. A correct formation would be *synthetize. Related: Synthesized; synthesizing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for synthesize
To combine so as to form a new, complex product.
To form or produce by chemical synthesis.
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Science definitions for synthesize
Related formssynthesize verb
Plural syntheses (sĭn′thĭ-sēz′)
The formation of a chemical compound through the combination of simpler compounds or elements.
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