verb (used with object), synchronized, synchronizing.
to cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another: Synchronize your watches.
to cause to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together: They synchronized their steps and walked on together.
Movies, Television.
to cause (sound and action) to match precisely: to synchronize the sound of footsteps with the actor's movements.
to match the sound and action in (a scene).
to cause to agree in time of occurrence; assign to the same time or period, as in a history.
to adjust the periodicities of (two or more electrical or mechanical devices) so that the periods are equal or integral multiples or fractions of each other.
verb (used without object), synchronized, synchronizing.
to occur at the same time or coincide or agree in time.
to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together; recur together.
Also, especially British, synchronise.

1615–25; < Greek synchronízein to be contemporary with, equivalent to sýnchron(os) synchronous + -izein -ize

synchronization, noun
synchronizer, noun
desynchronization, noun
desynchronize, verb (used with object), desynchronized, desynchronizing.
unsynchronized, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
synchronize or synchronise (ˈsɪŋkrəˌnaɪz)
vb (when intr, usually foll by with)
1.  to occur or recur or cause to occur or recur at the same time or in unison
2.  to indicate or cause to indicate the same time: synchronize your watches
3.  to download files, esp music or video files, from a PC to a portable device such as an iPod, or to upload files from the device to a PC
4.  (tr) films to establish (the picture and soundtrack records) in their correct relative position
5.  (tr) to designate (events) as simultaneous
synchronise or synchronise
synchroni'zation or synchronise
synchroni'sation or synchronise
'synchronizer or synchronise
'synchroniser or synchronise

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Word Origin & History

c.1624, "to occur at the same time," from Gk. synchronizein "be of the same time," from synchronos "happening at the same time" (see synchronous). The sense of "make synchronous" is first recorded 1806. Synchronized swimming is recorded from 1950.
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Example sentences
Only three times in the twentieth century did all these oscillations
  synchronize, after which the climate moved to a new state.
The organizers who linked these discrete cells could then synchronize complex
  multiple attacks.
Choose when you want to synchronize information between your mobile device and
  the calendar server.
Next, you synchronize the media on your phone and computer.
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