harmonize

[ hahr-muh-nahyz ]
/ ˈhɑr məˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), har·mo·nized, har·mo·niz·ing.

to bring into harmony, accord, or agreement: to harmonize one's views with the new situation.
Music. to accompany with appropriate harmony.

verb (used without object), har·mo·nized, har·mo·niz·ing.

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.

Nearby words

  1. harmoniously,
  2. harmonist,
  3. harmonistic,
  4. harmonium,
  5. harmonization,
  6. harmonizer,
  7. harmony,
  8. harmost,
  9. harmotome,
  10. harmsworth

Also especially British, har·mo·nise.

Origin of harmonize

1475–85; earlier armonise < Middle French harmoniser. See harmony, -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for harmonize

harmonize

harmonise

/ (ˈhɑːməˌnaɪz) /

verb

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
Derived Formsharmonizable or harmonisable, adjective

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Word Origin and History for harmonize

harmonize

v.

late 15c., "play or sing in harmony," from French harmoniser (15c.), from Old French harmonie (see harmony). Meaning "be in harmony" is from 1620s; that of "bring into agreement" is from 1727. Related: Harmonized; harmonizing.

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