transitive verb (-tized; -tizing) Date: 1861 to attempt to unite and harmonize especially without critical examination or logical unity

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  • syncretize — index combine (act in concert), embody, federalize (associate), unite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • syncretize — [siŋ′krə tīz΄, sin′krə tīz΄] vt., vi. syncretized, syncretizing [ModL syncretizare < Gr synkrētizein, back form. < synkrētismos: see SYNCRETISM] to join together in a syncretic way …   English World dictionary

  • syncretize — /sing kri tuyz , sin /, v.t., v.i., syncretized, syncretizing. to attempt to combine or unite, as different or opposing principles, parties, etc. Also, esp. Brit., syncretise. [1665 75; < NL syncretizare < Gk synkretízein to form a confederation …   Universalium

  • syncretize — verb a) to combine different elements, or to unite or reconcile different beliefs b) to merge different inflexional forms See Also: syncretic, syncretism …   Wiktionary

  • syncretize — or syncretise verb attempt to amalgamate (differing religious beliefs, schools of thought, etc.). Derivatives syncretization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • syncretize — syn·cre·tize …   English syllables

  • syncretize — syn•cre•tize [[t]ˈsɪŋ krɪˌtaɪz, ˈsɪn [/t]] v. t. v. i. tized, tiz•ing to attempt to combine different or opposing principles, parties, etc • Etymology: 1665–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • syncretize — (also ise) Philos. & Theol. attempt, esp. inconsistently, to unify or reconcile differing schools of thought …   Useful english dictionary

  • syncretise — verb 1. become fused • Syn: ↑syncretize • Derivationally related forms: ↑syncretism (for: ↑syncretize) • Hypernyms: ↑blend, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • syncretise — British variant of syncretize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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