Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To combine so as to form a new, complex product.
  • intransitive verb To form or produce by chemical synthesis.
  • intransitive verb To produce (sound or music) by means of a synthesizer.
  • intransitive verb To form a synthesis.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To combine two or more things to produce a new, more complex product.
  • verb intransitive, of two or more things To be combined producing a new, more complex product.
  • verb transitive, chemistry To produce a substance by chemical synthesis.
  • verb intransitive, chemistry, of a substance To be produced by chemical synthesis.

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

  • verb combine and form a synthesis
  • verb 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

  • "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.

    US Bancorp Blasts TARP As Giant Bait And Switch On America - The Consumerist

  • 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

  • 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.

    First Stellar Images

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The Good Fight

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

    The Good Fight

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