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[ hahr-muh-nahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, har·mo·nized, har·mo·niz·ing.
  1. to bring into harmony, accord, or agreement:

    to harmonize one's views with the new situation.

    Synonyms: compose, reconcile

  2. Music. to accompany with appropriate harmony.

verb (used without object)

, har·mo·nized, har·mo·niz·ing.
  1. to be in agreement in action, sense, or feeling:

    Though of different political parties, all the delegates harmonized on civil rights.

    Synonyms: accord, agree

  2. to sing in harmony.


/ ˈhɑːməˌnaɪz /


  1. to make or become harmonious
  2. tr music to provide a harmony for (a melody, tune, etc)
  3. intr to sing in harmony, as with other singers
  4. to collate parallel narratives

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Derived Forms

  • ˈharmoˌnizable, adjective

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Other Words From

  • 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) reharmonized reharmonizing
  • un·harmo·nize verb (used with object) unharmonized unharmonizing

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Word History and Origins

Origin of harmonize1

First recorded in 1475–85; late Middle English, also armonise, from Middle French harmoniser, equivalent to harmonie + -iser, verb suffix; harmony, -ize

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Example Sentences

The platform also boasts a “duet” feature in which users can create a video side-by-side with an existing one, allowing different singers to harmonize.

It’s important to remember that the GDPR, which was agreed to in 2016 and put into force two years later, was largely intended to harmonize a headache-inducingly fragmented regulatory landscape for companies operating in Europe.

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The legal one involves harmonizing human laws with the laws of the Earth.

The artists’ works harmonize in Adah Rose Gallery’s “The Song of Earth Has Many Different Chords,” which is well served by the venue’s new, larger space in the same building that has long housed it.

A reliable 5G network will require a massively expensive physical buildout, tremendous amounts of electrical power, and a significant amount of what’s called “harmonized mobile spectrum.”

Political campaigns have yet to harmonize with our Constitution.

What the ear hears is the fundamental pitch only; the overtones harmonize with the primary or fundamental tone, and enrich it.

Because of the church's imperfection, none of her procedures harmonize completely, either with one another, or with the truth.

Let each part of the dress harmonize with all the rest; avoid the extreme of fashion, and let the dress suit you.

The colors must also be carefully arranged, so as to blend or harmonize with each other.

Many of these dark colors would harmonize with one another, but would be so dark that they would not be pleasing.


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