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SYNCHRONIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does synchronize mean? 

SYNCHRONIZE (verb)
  The verb SYNCHRONIZE has 6 senses:

1. make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
2. happen at the same time
3. make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
4. arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
5. operate simultaneously
6. cause to indicate the same time or rate

  Familiarity information: SYNCHRONIZE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SYNCHRONIZE (verb)


Sense 1synchronize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make synchronous and adjust in time or manner

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

sync; synchronize; synchronise

Context example:

Let's synchronize our efforts

Hypernyms (to "synchronize" is one way to...):

adjust; correct; set (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "synchronize"):

phase (adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

desynchronize (cause to become desynchronized; cause to occur at unrelated times)


Sense 2synchronize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Happen at the same time

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

contemporise; contemporize; synchronise; synchronize

Hypernyms (to "synchronize" is one way to...):

come about; fall out; go on; hap; happen; occur; pass; pass off; take place (come to pass)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3synchronize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

synchronise; synchronize

Context example:

synchronize this film

Hypernyms (to "synchronize" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Domain category:

film; flick; motion picture; motion-picture show; movie; moving picture; moving-picture show; pic; picture; picture show (a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "synchronize"):

dub (provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4synchronize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arrange or represent events so that they co-occur

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

contemporize; contemporise; synchronise; synchronize

Context example:

synchronize biblical events

Hypernyms (to "synchronize" is one way to...):

arrange; order; put; set up (arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5synchronize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Operate simultaneously

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

synchronise; synchronize

Context example:

The clocks synchronize

Hypernyms (to "synchronize" is one way to...):

control; operate (handle and cause to function)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 6synchronize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to indicate the same time or rate

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

synchronise; synchronize

Context example:

synchronize your watches

Hypernyms (to "synchronize" is one way to...):

adjust; align; aline; line up (place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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