- When you read many different books and combine all the information into one report, this is an example of a situation where you synthesize the information.
- When an electronic keyboard produces the sound of a drum or violin, this is an example of a case where the keyboard synthesizes the instruments.
To synthesize is to combine things to make a whole, or to produce sound electronically.
transitive verb-·sized·, -·siz·ing
- to bring together into a whole by synthesis
- to form by bringing together separate parts
- Chem. to produce by synthesis rather than by extraction, refinement, etc.
verbsyn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing, syn·the·siz·es
- To combine so as to form a new, complex product: “His works synthesize photography, painting and linguistic devices” ( Paul Taylor )
- To form or produce by chemical synthesis.
- To produce (sound or music) by means of a synthesizer.
To form a synthesis.
(third-person singular simple present synthesizes, present participle synthesizing, simple past and past participle synthesized)
synthesis +"Ž -ize. First attested in 1830.