synergy syn‧er‧gy [ˈsɪnədʒi ǁ -ər-] noun synergies PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable]
additional advantages, profits etc that are produced by two people or organizations combining their ideas and resource S (= means to achieve their aims):

• The new group has problems with achieving the desired synergy among its varied operations.

• The companies could benefit from cost savings, as well as synergies from combining their manufacturing activities.

— synergistic adjective :

• More and more companies, customers, suppliers, and competitors recognise the need to build synergistic relationships.

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synergy UK US /ˈsɪnədʒi/ noun [C or U] (plural synergies) (also synergism) MANAGEMENT, COMMERCE
the combined power, profits, etc. that can be achieved by two organizations or groups of people working together rather than separately: create/deliver/generate synergy »

The merger will help the manufacturing company achieve synergies that will allow it to remain competitive.

synergy benefits/savings/targets »

The synergy savings of €275m targeted by the merger look modest compared with the inherited costs of the project.

annual/cost/financial synergies »

The deal would create enhanced value for shareholders through the delivery of $500m of annual synergies.


marketing/merger/operational synergies


potential/significant/substantial synergies

synergistic adjective

He decided that synergistic partnerships in Europe are the best way forward.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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