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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

chiefly British English spelling of synthesize. For suffix, see -ize. Related: Synthesised; synthesising.


vb. (standard spelling of from=Non-Oxford British spelling lang=en synthesize)


v. combine so as to form a more complex, product; "his operas synthesize music and drama in perfect harmony" [syn: synthesize] [ant: analyze]

Usage examples of "synthesise".

Hand units can be adapted to synthesise their words in tones they can hear and reduce theirs to ones you will understand.

Professor Vandenburg himself synthesised them when he heard of our trouble.

At first it may have directed itself to research and discussion, to the elaboration of its ideal, to the discussion of a plan of campaign, but at some stage it must have assumed a more militant organisation, and have prevailed against and assimilated the pre-existing political organisations, and to all intents and purposes have become this present synthesised World State.

These minute organisms were filtered into tanks of nutrient solution, fed and fattened, before being passed over to the synthesising process, which turned them into compressed foodstuffs, highly nourishing if barely palatable.

Even if the ingredients were synthesised out of sight in the kitchen, personal service made the customers think the meals were being prepared from imported spices and produce gathered from exotic ports of call all over the galaxy.

Synthesised food always tasted flat to her, and the school synth machines were notoriously bad.