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Definition of synchronize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    synchronize

     verb
    (British English also -ise) (informal sync, informal synch) verb
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they synchronize
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪz//
     
    he / she / it synchronizes
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple synchronized
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzd//
     
    past participle synchronized
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzd//
     
    -ing form synchronizing
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to happen at the same time or to move at the same speed as something; to make something do this synchronize (with something) The sound track did not synchronize with the action. The timing of the gun was precisely synchronized with the turning of the plane’s propeller. synchronize something (with something) Let's synchronize our watches (= make them show exactly the same time).
  2. 2[transitive] to link data files between one computer or mobile device and another so that the information in the files on both machines is the same synchronize something (between A and B) You can use the technology to synchronize data between computers. synchronize something (with something) The phone lets you synchronize your calendar and contacts with your PC.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: synchronize