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"synchronize" in British English

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synchronizeverb

(UK usually synchronise) uk   us   /ˈsɪŋ.krə.naɪz/
[I or T] to (​cause to) ​happen at the same ​time: The show was ​designed so that the ​lights synchronized with the ​music. [T] When ​people synchronize ​theirwatches, they make ​sure that all ​theirwatches show the same ​time: We'd ​better synchronize ​ourwatches if we all ​want to be there at the same ​time.
synchronization
noun [U] (UK usually synchronisation) uk   /ˌsɪŋ.krə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-əˈ-/
(Definition of synchronize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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synchronizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈsɪŋ·krəˌnɑɪz/
to ​cause something to ​happen in a ​planned way at ​exacttimes: The ​trafficlights were synchronized to ​allowcars to go at 30 ​mph and not have to ​stop for a ​redlight. If you synchronize ​clocks or ​watches, you ​change them so that they all show the same ​time.
(Definition of synchronize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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