[ 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.
Also especially British, har·mo·nise.

Origin of harmonize

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

SYNONYMS FOR harmonize

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Examples from the Web for harmonizer

  • Lincoln's whole nature inclined him to be a harmonizer of conflicting parties, rather than a committed combatant on either side.

    Men of Our Times|Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 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 (1 of 2)



/ (ˈhɑːməˌnaɪzə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for harmonizer (2 of 2)



/ (ˈhɑːməˌnaɪz) /


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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