contemporize vs synchronize what difference

what is difference between contemporize and synchronize

English

Alternative forms

  • contemporise

Etymology

contemporary +‎ -ize

Verb

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.”

Synonyms

  • update
  • adapt

Derived terms

  • contemporization

Related terms

  • contemporary
  • temporize


English

Alternative forms

  • synchronise (non-Oxford British spelling)

Etymology

From Ancient Greek συγχρονίζω (sunkhronízō).

Pronunciation

  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈsɪŋ.kɹə.naɪːz/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪŋ.kɹə.naɪz/

Verb

synchronize (third-person singular simple present synchronizes, present participle synchronizing, simple past and past participle synchronized)

  1. (transitive) To cause two or more events or actions to happen at exactly the same time or same rate, or in a time-coordinated way.
    1. (intransitive) To occur at the same time or with coordinated timing.
      • 1839, Thomas De Quincey, Philosophy of Roman History
        The path of this great empire, through its arch of progress, synchronized with that of Christianity.
    2. (transitive) To cause (video and audio) to play in a coordinated way.
  2. (transitive) To set (a clock or watch) to display the same time as another.
    We synchronized our watches and agreed to meet at four o’clock precisely.
  3. (computing, transitive, intransitive) To cause (a set of files, data, or settings) on one computer or device to be (and try to remain) the same as on another.
  4. (intransitive, of inanimate entities) To agree, be coordinated with, or complement well.
  5. (transitive) To coordinate or combine.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • SMIL

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