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v. syn·cre·tized, syn·cre·tiz·ing, syn·cre·tiz·es
To reconcile and unite (differing religious beliefs, for example), especially with partial success or a heterogeneous result.
To combine differing elements or beliefs, especially with partial success or a heterogeneous result.
[Greek sunkrētizein, to unite against a common enemy; see syncretism.]
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(Philosophy) to combine or attempt to combine the characteristic teachings, beliefs, or practices of (differing systems of religion or philosophy)
ˌsyncretiˈzation, ˌsyncretiˈsation n
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syn•cre•tize(ˈsɪŋ krɪˌtaɪz, ˈsɪn-)
v.t., v.i. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to attempt to combine different or opposing principles, parties, etc.
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Past participle: syncretized
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|Verb||1.||syncretize - become fused|
|2.||syncretize - unite (beliefs or conflicting principles)|
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