synonymize

verb

syn·​on·​y·​mize sə-ˈnä-nə-ˌmīz How to pronounce synonymize (audio)
synonymized; synonymizing

transitive verb

1
a
: to give or analyze the synonyms of (a word)
b
: to provide (something, such as a dictionary) with synonymies
2
: to demonstrate (a taxonomic name) to be a synonym

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of synonymize was circa 1595

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Cite this Entry

“Synonymize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synonymize. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

synonymize

verb
syn·​on·​y·​mize sə-ˈnän-ə-ˌmīz How to pronounce synonymize (audio)
synonymized; synonymizing
: to list or discuss the synonyms of a word

Medical Definition

synonymize

transitive verb
syn·​on·​y·​mize
variants also British synonymise
synonymized also British synonymised; synonymizing also British synonymising
: to demonstrate (a taxonomic name) to be a synonym
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