intransitive verb-·tized·, -·tiz·ing
to join together in a syncretic way
Origin of syncretizeModern Latin syncretizare from Classical Greek synkr?tizein, back-formation from synkr?tismos: see syncretism
verbsyn·cre·tized, syn·cre·tiz·ing, syn·cre·tiz·es
To reconcile and unite (differing religious beliefs, for example), especially with partial success or a heterogeneous result.
To combine differing elements or beliefs, especially with partial success or a heterogeneous result.
Origin of syncretizeGreek sunkrētizein to unite against a common enemy ; see syncretism .
(third-person singular simple present syncretizes, present participle syncretizing, simple past and past participle syncretized)