synchronize

When you synchronize things, you make them happen at the same time. If you have rhythm, you can synchronize your dance moves with the beat of the music. If not, stay off the dance floor.

Synchronize, pronounced "SINK-ruh-nize," means "to make things happen at the same time" — even down to a fraction of a second, as in synchronized swimming. In that sport, one movement that doesn't sync, or match up, costs the swimmers points. When you synchronize your wristwatches, people can't blame their watches being fast or slow if they don't come to the meeting spot at the right time.

DEFINITIONS OF: synchronize

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v happen at the same time

v operate simultaneously

“The clocks synchronize
Synonyms:
synchronise
synchronise
cause to indicate the same time or rate
Type of:
control, operate
handle and cause to function

v make synchronous and adjust in time or manner

“Let's synchronize our efforts”
Synonyms:
sync, synchronise
Antonyms:
desynchronise, desynchronize
cause to become desynchronized; cause to occur at unrelated times
Types:
phase
adjust so as to be in a synchronized condition
Type of:
adjust, correct, set
alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

v cause to indicate the same time or rate

synchronize your watches”
Synonyms:
synchronise
synchronise
operate simultaneously
Type of:
adjust, align, aline, line up
place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

v arrange or represent events so that they co-occur

synchronize biblical events”
Synonyms:
contemporise, contemporize, synchronise
Type of:
arrange, order, put, set up
arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events

v make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action

synchronize this film”
Synonyms:
synchronise
Types:
dub
provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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