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syncretize

[sing-kri-tahyz, sin-] /ˈsɪŋ krɪˌtaɪz, ˈsɪn-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), syncretized, syncretizing.
1.
to attempt to combine or unite, as different or opposing principles, parties, etc.
Also, especially British, syncretise.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < New 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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British Dictionary definitions for syncretizing

syncretize

/ˈsɪŋkrɪˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
to combine or attempt to combine the characteristic teachings, beliefs, or practices of (differing systems of religion or philosophy)
Derived Forms
syncretization, syncretisation, noun
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