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syn·cre·tize

 (sĭng′krĭ-tīz′, sĭn′-)
v. syn·cre·tized, syn·cre·tiz·ing, syn·cre·tiz·es
v.tr.
To reconcile and unite (differing religious beliefs, for example), especially with partial success or a heterogeneous result.
v.intr.
To combine differing elements or beliefs, especially with partial success or a heterogeneous result.

[Greek sunkrētizein, to unite against a common enemy; see syncretism.]

syncretize

(ˈsɪŋkrɪˌtaɪz) or

syncretise

vb
(Philosophy) to combine or attempt to combine the characteristic teachings, beliefs, or practices of (differing systems of religion or philosophy)
ˌsyncretiˈzation, ˌsyncretiˈsation n

syn•cre•tize

(ˈsɪŋ krɪˌtaɪz, ˈsɪn-)

v.t., v.i. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to attempt to combine different or opposing principles, parties, etc.
[1665–75]

syncretize


Past participle: syncretized
Gerund: syncretizing

Imperative
syncretize
syncretize
Present
I syncretize
you syncretize
he/she/it syncretizes
we syncretize
you syncretize
they syncretize
Preterite
I syncretized
you syncretized
he/she/it syncretized
we syncretized
you syncretized
they syncretized
Present Continuous
I am syncretizing
you are syncretizing
he/she/it is syncretizing
we are syncretizing
you are syncretizing
they are syncretizing
Present Perfect
I have syncretized
you have syncretized
he/she/it has syncretized
we have syncretized
you have syncretized
they have syncretized
Past Continuous
I was syncretizing
you were syncretizing
he/she/it was syncretizing
we were syncretizing
you were syncretizing
they were syncretizing
Past Perfect
I had syncretized
you had syncretized
he/she/it had syncretized
we had syncretized
you had syncretized
they had syncretized
Future
I will syncretize
you will syncretize
he/she/it will syncretize
we will syncretize
you will syncretize
they will syncretize
Future Perfect
I will have syncretized
you will have syncretized
he/she/it will have syncretized
we will have syncretized
you will have syncretized
they will have syncretized
Future Continuous
I will be syncretizing
you will be syncretizing
he/she/it will be syncretizing
we will be syncretizing
you will be syncretizing
they will be syncretizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been syncretizing
you have been syncretizing
he/she/it has been syncretizing
we have been syncretizing
you have been syncretizing
they have been syncretizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been syncretizing
you will have been syncretizing
he/she/it will have been syncretizing
we will have been syncretizing
you will have been syncretizing
they will have been syncretizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been syncretizing
you had been syncretizing
he/she/it had been syncretizing
we had been syncretizing
you had been syncretizing
they had been syncretizing
Conditional
I would syncretize
you would syncretize
he/she/it would syncretize
we would syncretize
you would syncretize
they would syncretize
Past Conditional
I would have syncretized
you would have syncretized
he/she/it would have syncretized
we would have syncretized
you would have syncretized
they would have syncretized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.syncretize - become fused
coalesce, conflate, fuse, immix, mix, merge, commingle, blend, meld, flux, combine - mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
2.syncretize - unite (beliefs or conflicting principles)
merge, unify, unite - become one; "Germany unified officially in 1990"; "the cells merge"
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