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



    (British English also -ise) verb
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪz//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they synthesize
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪz//
    he / she / it synthesizes
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪzɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪzɪz//
    past simple synthesized
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪzd//
    past participle synthesized
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪzd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪzd//
    -ing form synthesizing
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪzɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪnθəsaɪzɪŋ//
    Cell biology
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  1. 1synthesize something (specialist) to produce a substance by means of chemical or biological processes See related entries: Cell biology
  2. 2synthesize something to produce sounds, music or speech using electronic equipment
  3. 3synthesize something to combine separate ideas, beliefs, styles, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: synthesize