verb (used with object), syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing.

  1. to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements (opposed to analyze): to synthesize a statement.
  2. Chemistry. to combine (constituent elements) into a single or unified entity.
  3. to treat synthetically.

verb (used without object), syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing.

  1. to make or form a synthesis.


  1. to combine or cause to combine into a whole
  2. (tr) to produce by synthesis

1830, from synthesis + -ize. A correct formation would be *synthetize. Related: Synthesized; synthesizing.


  1. To combine so as to form a new, complex product.
  2. To form or produce by chemical synthesis.

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