synchronize

verb syn·chro·nize \ ˈsiŋ-krə-ˌnīz , ˈsin- \
Updated on: 21 Feb 2018

Definition of synchronize

synchronized; synchronizing
intransitive verb
: to happen at the same time
transitive verb
1 : to represent or arrange (events) to indicate coincidence or coexistence
2 : to make synchronous in operation
3 : to make (motion-picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action

synchronizer

noun

Examples of synchronize in a Sentence

  1. The dancers practiced until they synchronized their movements.

  2. The sound and picture have to synchronize perfectly.

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First Known Use of synchronize

circa 1624

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SYNCHRONIZE Defined for English Language Learners

synchronize

verb

Definition of synchronize for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (things) to agree in time or to make (things) happen at the same time and speed

  • : to happen at the same time and speed



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