Meaning of “synchronize” in the English Dictionary

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UK usually synchronise uk /ˈsɪŋ.krə.naɪz/ 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 their watches, they make sure that all their watches show the same time:

We'd better synchronize our watches if we all want to be there at the same time.
noun [ U ] UK usually synchronisation uk /ˌsɪŋ.krə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌsɪŋ.krə.nəˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(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 exact times:

The traffic lights were synchronized to allow cars to go at 30 mph and not have to stop for a red light.

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)