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syn·chro·nize / ˈsingkrəˌnīz/ • v. [tr.] cause to occur or operate at the same time or rate: soldiers used watches to synchronize movements synchronize your hand gestures with your main points. ∎  [intr.] occur at the same time or rate: sometimes converging swells will synchronize to produce a peak. ∎  adjust (a clock or watch) to show the same time as another: It is now 5:48. Synchronize watches. ∎  [intr.] tally; agree: their version failed to synchronize with the police view. ∎  coordinate; combine: both media synchronize national interests with multinational scope.DERIVATIVES: syn·chro·ni·za·tion / ˌsingkrənəˈzāshən/ n.syn·chro·niz·er n.