Synchronise vs. Synchronize - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Synchronise (verb)

    standard spelling of from=non-Oxford British spelling|synchronize

  • Synchronize (verb)

    To cause two or more events to happen at exactly the same time or same rate, or in a time-coordinated way.

  • Synchronize (verb)

    To harmonize in regard to time.

    "We synchronized our watches and agreed to meet at four o'clock precisely."

  • Synchronize (verb)

    To occur at the same time or with coordinated timing.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Synchronize (verb)

    cause to occur or operate at the same time or rate

    "soldiers used watches to synchronize movements"

  • Synchronize (verb)

    occur at the same time or rate

    "their breathing slowly synchronized"

  • Synchronize (verb)

    adjust (a clock or watch) to show the same time as another

    "It is now 05.48. Synchronize watches"

  • Synchronize (verb)

    agree with something else

    "their version failed to synchronize with the police view"

  • Synchronize (verb)

    cause (a set of data or files) to remain identical in more than one location

    "you can synchronize your calendar with your GPS device and be alerted when you need to leave for an appointment"

  • Synchronize (verb)

    coordinate; combine

    "both media synchronize national interests with multinational scope"

Webster Dictionary

  • Synchronize (verb)

    To agree in time; to be simultaneous.

  • Synchronize

    To assign to the same date or period of time; as, to synchronize two events of Greek and Roman history.

  • Synchronize

    To cause to agree in time; as, to synchronize the movements of different machines; to synchronize clocks.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Synchronise (verb)

    happen at the same time

  • Synchronise (verb)

    make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action;

    "synchronize this film"

  • Synchronise (verb)

    arrange or represent events so that they co-occur;

    "synchronize biblical events"

  • Synchronise (verb)

    operate simultaneously;

    "The clocks synchronize"

  • Synchronise (verb)

    cause to indicate the same time or rate;

    "synchronize your watches"

  • Synchronise (verb)

    make synchronous and adjust in time or manner;

    "Let's synchronize our efforts"

  • Synchronize (verb)

    make synchronous and adjust in time or manner;

    "Let's synchronize our efforts"

  • Synchronize (verb)

    happen at the same time

  • Synchronize (verb)

    make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action;

    "synchronize this film"

  • Synchronize (verb)

    arrange or represent events so that they co-occur;

    "synchronize biblical events"

  • Synchronize (verb)

    operate simultaneously;

    "The clocks synchronize"

  • Synchronize (verb)

    cause to indicate the same time or rate;

    "synchronize your watches"

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