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Verb: synchronize  'sing-kru,nIz
  1. Make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    "Let's synchronize our efforts";
    - synchronise [Brit], sync, synch
     
  2. Happen at the same time
    - synchronise [Brit], contemporize, contemporise [Brit]
     
  3. (movie) make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
    "synchronize this film";
    - synchronise [Brit]
     
  4. Arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
    "synchronize biblical events";
    - synchronise [Brit], contemporize, contemporise [Brit]
     
  5. Operate simultaneously
    "The clocks synchronize";
    - synchronise [Brit]
     
  6. Cause to indicate the same time or rate
    "synchronize your watches";
    - synchronise [Brit]

Derived forms: synchronizes, synchronized, synchronizing

Type of: adjust, align, aline [non-standard], alter, arrange, change, come about, control, correct, fall out, go on, hap, happen, line up, modify, occur, operate, order, pass, pass off, put, set, set up, take place

Antonym: desynchronize

Encyclopedia: Synchronize