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
  1. verb
    happen at the same time
  2. verb
    operate simultaneously
    “The clocks synchronize
    synonyms: synchronise
    synchronise
    cause to indicate the same time or rate
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    type of:
    control, operate
    handle and cause to function
  3. verb
    make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    “Let's synchronize our efforts”
    synonyms: sync, synchronise
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    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
  4. verb
    cause to indicate the same time or rate
    synchronize your watches”
    synonyms: synchronise
    synchronise
    operate simultaneously
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    type of:
    adjust, align, aline, line up
    place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
  5. verb
    arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
    synchronize biblical events”
    synonyms: contemporise, contemporize, synchronise
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    type of:
    arrange, order, put, set up
    arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events
  6. verb
    make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
    synchronize this film”
    synonyms: synchronise
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    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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