SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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.
, especially British har·mo·nise. Origin of harmonize 1475–85;
Middle French harmoniser.
-ize Related forms 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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Examples from the Web for harmonizer Historical Examples of harmonizer
Lincoln's whole nature inclined him to be a
harmonizer of conflicting parties, rather than a committed combatant on either side.
Theosophy, as a
harmonizer of faiths, is not likely to accomplish much that will be permanently good.
It is now extolled by its members as "the cement of faiths," "the
harmonizer of religions." British Dictionary definitions for harmonizer noun music a person skilled in the theory of composition of harmony a device that electronically duplicates a signal at a different pitch or different pitches 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 Forms harmonizable or harmonisable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for harmonizer 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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