syncretise

syncretize

[sing-kri-tahyz, sin-]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), syncretized, syncretizing.
to attempt to combine or unite, as different or opposing principles, parties, etc.
Also, especially British, syncretise.


Origin:
1665–75; < Neo-Latin syncrētizāre < Greek synkrētízein to form a confederation, equivalent to syn- syn- + Krēt- (stem of Krḗs) a Cretan + -izein -ize; see syncretism

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syncretize or syncretise (ˈsɪŋkrɪˌtaɪz)
 
vb
to combine or attempt to combine the characteristic teachings, beliefs, or practices of (differing systems of religion or philosophy)
 
syncretise or syncretise
 
vb
 
syncreti'zation or syncretise
 
n
 
syncreti'sation or syncretise
 
n

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