to bring into harmony, accord, or agreement: to harmonize one's views with the new situation.
Music. to accompany with appropriate harmony.
to be in agreement in action, sense, or feeling: Though of different political parties, all the delegates harmonized on civil rights.
to sing in harmony.
- Also especially British, har·mo·nise .
- har·mo·niz·a·ble, adjective
- har·mo·ni·za·tion, noun
- har·mo·niz·er, noun
- re·har·mo·nize, verb (used with object), re·har·mo·nized, re·har·mo·niz·ing.
- un·har·mo·nize, verb (used with object), un·har·mo·nized, un·har·mo·niz·ing.
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How to use harmonize in a sentence
Surely they must possess certain merits which do not harmonise together and certain virtues which are incompatible.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
Although the colours do not harmonise well with the old glass, they are in accord with the gorgeous colouring of the ceiling.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
But the common rendering appears to me to harmonise best with the preceding portion of it.
By this means I make my faith in them harmonise with reason, but I cannot believe them according to their common meaning.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography. | Solomon Maimon
The bays and the mountains did not harmonise with the respective nations; the political order confused the physical order.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 | Gustave Flaubert
British Dictionary definitions for harmonize
to make or become harmonious
(tr) music to provide a harmony for (a melody, tune, etc)
(intr) to sing in harmony, as with other singers
to collate parallel narratives
- harmonizable or harmonisable, adjective
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