American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To combine so as to form a new, complex product: "His works synthesize photography, painting and linguistic devices” ( Paul Taylor).
- v. To form or produce by chemical synthesis.
- v. To form a synthesis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To combine or bring together, as two or more things; unite in one; treat synthetically. Also spelled synthesise.
- v. transitive To combine two or more things to produce a new, more complex product.
- v. intransitive, of two or more things To be combined producing a new, more complex product.
- v. transitive, chemistry To produce a substance by chemical synthesis.
- v. intransitive, chemistry, of a substance To be produced by chemical synthesis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To combine by synthesis; to unite.
- v. To produce by synthesis.
- v. combine and form a synthesis
- v. combine so as to form a more complex, product
“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.”
“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.”
“Mann, they would have to use the various complaints to "synthesize" allegations against him.”
“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.”
““Mondale and Harris probably synthesize the future of the Democratic Party and its hope for revitalization.””
“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.”
“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.”
“The brain needs analog modalities to create new ideas and synthesize information.”
“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.”
“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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