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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
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Present
I syncretize
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he/she/it syncretizes
we syncretize
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Preterite
I syncretized
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Present Continuous
I am syncretizing
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Present Perfect
I have syncretized
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Past Continuous
I was syncretizing
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Past Perfect
I had syncretized
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Future
I will syncretize
you will syncretize
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Future Perfect
I will have syncretized
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Future Continuous
I will be syncretizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been syncretizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been syncretizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been syncretizing
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we had been syncretizing
you had been syncretizing
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Conditional
I would syncretize
you would syncretize
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we would syncretize
you would syncretize
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Past Conditional
I would have syncretized
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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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