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syncretize Syllabification: syn·cre·tize
Pronunciation: /ˈsiNGkrəˌtīz/

Definition of syncretize in English:


[with object]
Attempt to amalgamate or reconcile (differing things, especially religious beliefs, cultural elements, or schools of thought).
Example sentences
  • Here Spielberg uses his passion and great gift to syncretise story elements that certainly don't clash on the screen and only seem dissonant in the abstract.
  • The older generations are more difficult to work with, often wanting to syncretise their old Buddhist beliefs with Christianity, and showing little change of lifestyle.
  • Like many scholars, Bettelheim is willing to accept the resourcefulness and creativity of Afro-Cubans and Afro-Brazilians in syncretizing Spiritism with Catholic and African spiritual systems.


Pronunciation: /ˌsiNGkritəˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • The result is a further syncretization of an already syncretic form, but one which is capable of having strong musical, political, and cultural resonances in Aotearoa.
  • The modern syncretization is a fusion between Buddhism, hinduism (migratory tribes), and the native beliefs.
  • The existence or recognition of ‘an endless play of abstract forms and patterns’ could be as much the result of a complicated process of syncretization as a formulaic, derivative practice.

Words that rhyme with syncretize

unitize • remonetize
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