contemporize vs synchronise what difference

what is difference between contemporize and synchronise


Alternative forms

  • contemporise


contemporary +‎ -ize


contemporize (third-person singular simple present contemporizes, present participle contemporizing, simple past and past participle contemporized)

  1. To bring up to date; often specifically to set a historical narrative in a modern context
  2. (marketing) To modify, repackage, or present a well-known or traditional product or brand in a way that appeals to contemporary consumers.
    • Oscar Mayer tapped him to try to find some way to reposition bologna and other troubled meats that were declining in popularity and sales…when Drane began working on the project, his orders were to “figure out how to contemporize what we’ve got.”


  • update
  • adapt

Derived terms

  • contemporization

Related terms

  • contemporary
  • temporize



synchronise (third-person singular simple present synchronises, present participle synchronising, simple past and past participle synchronised)

  1. Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of synchronize.

Derived terms

  • desynchronise
  • synchronisation


  • synchronies



  • Homophones: synchronises, synchronisent



  1. first-person singular present indicative of synchroniser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of synchroniser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of synchroniser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of synchroniser
  5. second-person singular imperative of synchroniser

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