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Noun: synchronizing  'sing-kru,nI-zing
  1. The relation that exists when things occur at the same time
    - synchronism, synchrony, synchronicity, synchroneity, synchronization, synchronisation [Brit], synch, sync, synchronising [Brit]
     
  2. An adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
    - synchronization, synchronisation [Brit], synchronising [Brit]
     
  3. Coordinating by causing to indicate the same time
    "the synchronizing of their watches was an important preliminary";
    - synchronization, synchronisation [Brit], synchronising [Brit]
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]

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

Antonym: desynchronize, desynchronizing

Encyclopedia: Synchronizing

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