Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To combine so as to form a new, complex product: "His works synthesize photography, painting and linguistic devices” ( Paul Taylor).
  • transitive v. To form or produce by chemical synthesis.
  • intransitive v. To form a synthesis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To combine two or more things to produce a new, more complex product.
  • v. To be combined producing a new, more complex product.
  • v. To produce a substance by chemical synthesis.
  • v. To be produced by chemical synthesis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To combine by synthesis; to unite.
  • transitive v. To produce by synthesis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To combine or bring together, as two or more things; unite in one; treat synthetically. Also spelled synthesise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. combine and form a synthesis
  • v. combine so as to form a more complex, product

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Examples

  • "We were told to take it so that we could help Darwin synthesize the weaker banks and acquire those and put them under different leadership," Davis said.

    The Consumerist: February 2009 Archives

  • They combined data from multiple runs of their four-element interferometer with the small telescopes in different positions in order to "synthesize" a telescope 100-meters across.

    Archive 2009-02-25

  • Mann, they would have to use the various complaints to "synthesize" allegations against him.

    Frequent Flyers

  • Even with new technology that can "synthesize" depth information from existing 2D movies and television programming, it will probably be 2012 or 2013 before 3DTV will start to have an impact on sales in this country.

    PC World

  • “Mondale and Harris probably synthesize the future of the Democratic Party and its hope for revitalization.”

    The Good Fight

  • Obama, however, may be looking to synthesize and transcend the established legal categories -- articulating a genuinely new vision for what it means to be a liberal justice in the 21st century.

    Who're You Calling a Liberal? - law

  • And the very last disc presents examples that synthesize world music and jazz—treating the phenomenon as if it were a recent development with several leading figures in the movement, like Vijay Iyer and Monty Alexander, strangely omitted in favor of Vietnamese guitarist Nguyen Le.

    Anthology by Committee

  • The brain needs analog modalities to create new ideas and synthesize information.

    Library Tools- an evolution of library displays

  • The report describes "a critical need" for large-scale studies that synthesize the results from the full range of existing studies that have examined the Arctic.

    Dennis Takahashi-Kelso: Fill the Gaps in Arctic Science Before We Decide on Drilling

  • Told they must document everything, the team uses cameras mounted to helmets as they search the building for survivors and continue the mission of locating the source of the outbreak in order to synthesize a cure.

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