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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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