synthesize

synthesize
synthesize syn‧the‧size [ˈsɪnθsaɪz] also synthesise verb [transitive]
to produce something by combining different things, especially to create something that is similar to a natural product:

• Researchers first synthesized the anti-depressant drug in 1972.

• The technique may allow scientists to synthesize large diamonds more cheaply than they can be mined.

— synthesized adjective [only before a noun] :

• Callers are already familiar with the synthesised voice that replies to their questions.

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synthesize UK US (UK also synthesise) /ˈsɪnθəsaɪz/ verb [T]
PRODUCTION to produce a substance by combining other substances chemically: »

synthesized drugs

to put separate facts, etc. together to form a single piece of work: »

The findings from the five separate studies have been synthesized in the report.

to produce sound electronically: »

The project group is working on perfecting synthesized speech.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • synthesize — 1830, from SYNTHESIS (Cf. synthesis) + IZE (Cf. ize). A correct formation would be *synthetize. Related: Synthesized; synthesizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • synthesize — (Amer.) syn·the·size || sɪnθəsaɪz v. combine separate elements into a single unit; create a compound by combining simpler components; produce a material or substance by biological or chemical synthesis (also synthesise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • synthesize — [sin′thəsīz΄] vt. synthesized, synthesizing 1. to bring together into a whole by synthesis 2. to form by bringing together separate parts 3. Chem. to produce by synthesis rather than by extraction, refinement, etc …   English World dictionary

  • synthesize — UK [ˈsɪnθəsaɪz] / US [ˈsɪnθəˌsaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms synthesize : present tense I/you/we/they synthesize he/she/it synthesizes present participle synthesizing past tense synthesized past participle synthesized 1) science to produce a… …   English dictionary

  • synthesize — syn|the|size [ sınθə,saız ] verb transitive 1. ) TECHNICAL to produce a new substance as a result of a chemical reaction involving two or more simpler substances: Green plants synthesize carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water. synthesized… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • synthesize — [[t]sɪ̱nθɪsaɪz[/t]] synthesizes, synthesizing, synthesized (in BRIT, also use synthesise) 1) VERB To synthesize a substance means to produce it by means of chemical or biological reactions. [TECHNICAL] [V n] After extensive research, Albert… …   English dictionary

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