1. [syn: synthesize, synthesise]
2. combine and form a synthesis;
- Example: "Vitamin D only synthesizes when sunlight is available"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Synthesize \Syn"the*size\, v. t.
1. To combine by synthesis; to unite.
2. To produce by synthesis; as, to synthesize albumin.
[1913 Webster] Synthetic
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: combine so as to form a more complex, product; "his operas
synthesize music and drama in perfect harmony"; "The liver
synthesizes vitamins" [syn: synthesize, synthesise]
[ant: analyse, analyze, break down, dissect, take
2: combine and form a synthesis; "Vitamin D only synthesizes
when sunlight is available"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
75 Moby Thesaurus words for "synthesize":
add, amalgamate, analyze, apply reason, arrange, assemble,
assimilate, blend, build, build up, coalesce, combine,
come together, compose, compound, comprise, connect, consist of,
consolidate, constitute, construct, deduce, embody, encompass,
enter into, fabricate, flux, form, fuse, generalize, go into,
hypothesize, identify, include, incorporate, infer, integrate,
intellectualize, interblend, interfuse, join, logicalize, logicize,
lump together, made, make, make one, make up, meld, melt into one,
merge, merge in, mix, orchestrate, organize, philosophize,
piece together, provide a rationale, put together, rationalize,
reason, reembody, roll into one, shade into, solidify, structure,
syllogize, symphonize, syncretize, syndicate, theorize, unify,
unite, unite in, use reason