V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: the combined power of different things working together to create a greater effect than if they were separate

Synonyms: cooperation, coalition, harmony, teamwork, unity, togetherness, accord, agreement, exchange

Antonyms: autonomy, individualism

Tips: Synergy is derived from the Greek synergia, which means "joint work, working together, help." Think, "cooperation and working together." Synergy is the power that is created when people cooperate and work together. The adjective synergistic describes working together or cooperating.

Usage Examples:

The individuals' talents combined to make a team synergy that was virtually unbeatable. (harmony, unity)

The synergy in the office was due to the employees’ genuine affinity for each other and their ability to work well together. (harmony, cooperation)

Even though the co-workers teamed up for the project, they lacked the kind of synergy needed to do a good job. (teamwork, unity, cooperation)

The project was finished well before the client’s deadline thanks to the synergy and cooperation between the team members. (harmony, accord)

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