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synthesize

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verb syn·the·size \-ˌsīz\

Simple Definition of synthesize

  • : to make (something) by combining different things

  • : to combine (things) in order to make something new

  • : to make (something) from simpler substances through a chemical process

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of synthesize

synthesizedsynthesizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to combine or produce by synthesis

  3. 2 :  to make a synthesis of

  4. 3 :  to produce (as music) by an electronic synthesizer

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to make a synthesis

Examples of synthesize in a sentence

  1. She synthesized the treatment from traditional and modern philosophies of medicine.

  2. He synthesized old and new ideas to form his theory.

  3. Amino acid is synthesized in the body.



1830

First Known Use of synthesize

1830

Rhymes with synthesize

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SYNTHESIZE Defined for Kids

synthesize

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verb syn·the·size \ˈsin-thə-ˌsīz\

Definition of synthesize for Students

syn·the·sizedsyn·the·siz·ing

  1. :  to produce from the combination of simpler materials <Plants synthesize starch from molecules of glucose.>




Medical Dictionary

synthesize

transitive verb syn·the·size

Medical Definition of synthesize

syn·the·sized also British syn·the·sised; syn·the·siz·ing also British syn·the·sis·ing

  1. :  to combine or produce by synthesis <synthesize penicillin>



Variants of synthesize

also British syn·the·sise \-ˌsīz\play


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