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synthesize

verb syn·the·size \-ˌsīz\

: 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

syn·the·sizedsyn·the·siz·ing

Full Definition of SYNTHESIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to combine or produce by synthesis
2
:  to make a synthesis of
3
:  to produce (as music) by an electronic synthesizer
intransitive verb
:  to make a synthesis
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Examples of SYNTHESIZE

  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.

First Known Use of SYNTHESIZE

1830

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SYNTHESIZED Defined for Kids

synthesize

verb syn·the·size \ˈsin-thə-ˌsīz\
syn·the·sizedsyn·the·siz·ing

Definition of SYNTHESIZE for Kids

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

synthesize

transitive verb syn·the·size
syn·the·sized also British syn·the·sisedsyn·the·siz·ing also British syn·the·sis·ing

Medical Definition of SYNTHESIZE

:  to combine or produce by synthesis <synthesize penicillin>

Variants of SYNTHESIZE

syn·the·size also British syn·the·sise \-ˌsīz\

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