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synchronize Syllabification: syn·chro·nize
Pronunciation: /ˈsiNGkrəˌnīz/

Definition of synchronize in English:


[with object]
1Cause to occur or operate at the same time or rate: soldiers used watches to synchronize movements synchronize your hand gestures with your main points
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  • The goal is to ensure that all movement is synchronized to meet operations and logistics timelines.
  • Even when all his pistons were synchronised and operating precisely, Jones did not like to take chances.
  • All the cuts, all the ski strokes, all the movements are synchronized with the tempo of the sound.
1.1 [no object] Occur at the same time or rate: sometimes converging swells will synchronize to produce a peak
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  • They breathe in time with the listener, pulses synchronising, heart rate slowing.
  • Joshua laid his head on her shoulder, listening as her heavy breathing synchronized with his.
  • The mandible, or lower jaw, rocks slowly back and forth to aid and synchronize with this process.
1.2Adjust (a clock or watch) to show the same time as another: It is now 5:48. Synchronize watches
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  • The theory should also help in the design of quantum techniques for synchronizing atomic clocks aboard satellites, which keep slightly different times because of their relative motion.
  • My guys synchronise their watches with the atomic clock.
  • These clocks are synchronized with a number of atomic standards on Earth to provide the highly precise time reference needed to locate objects precisely on or near Earth's surface.
1.3 [no object] Tally; agree: their version failed to synchronize with the police view
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  • And now, this is called by some as ‘sophisticated conservatism’ because this section's attitude synchronises with the prevalent trend elsewhere, but without being boorish or flamboyant.
  • The Tamil paper realises the importance of presenting business news in a simple and lucid style that also synchronises with the paper's overall character.
  • The best signature is one that synchronises with the rest of the script and not the one that stands apart from it, he says.
1.4 Computing Cause (a set of data or files) to remain identical in more than one location: you can synchronize your calendar with your GPS device and be alerted when you need to leave for an appointment
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  • Your data is automatically synchronized with your online account, and therefore accessible to all Macs on your network.
  • It will allow users to store files online and synchronise files across machines, including tablets.
  • With Messages already available as part of iOS 5, conversations are synchronized across your Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
1.5Coordinate; combine: both media synchronize national interests with multinational scope
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  • It tracks the current fight, plans the next fight, synchronizes brigade resources, coordinates with higher headquarters, and a lot more.
  • The JCC coordinates and synchronizes the activities of security and emergency response forces within a city or region and provides the command and control infrastructure for security.
  • As mission requirements are identified, the two staffs must coordinate and synchronize combat multipliers and support requirements.



Pronunciation: /ˌsiNGkrənəˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • The system management allows synchronization of the device applications and the network processing.
  • It's not just the painstaking synchronization of actor and video and sound cues to produce effective storytelling.
  • Without a means of synchronization, our clocks would gain or lose time until we drifted out of sync with each other.


Pronunciation: /ˈsiNGkrəˌnīzər/
Example sentences
  • Inside the S700i is a media player, FM receiver, sound recorder, games, internet browser, mail client, address book synchroniser, and many ways to connect with computers and televisions.
  • And, since it's likely to be abused at least part of the time, Honda engineers fitted the six-speed with triple-cone synchronizers on the first two gears, and double-cone units on the rest.
  • As the aircraft was cleared to FL 160, the pilots started their landing checks, during which there was a question about the synchronizers.

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