syn·​op·​size sə-ˈnäp-ˌsīz How to pronounce synopsize (audio)
synopsized; synopsizing

transitive verb

: to make a synopsis of (something, such as a novel)

Example Sentences

before I agree to read the novel, could you at least synopsize its plot?
Recent Examples on the Web This article could synopsize the plot, as newspaper convention dictates should be done in this space. Steven Zeitchik,, 13 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of synopsize was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Synopsize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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