Harmonize Har"mo*nize, v. t. 1. To adjust in fit proportions; to cause to agree; to show the agreement of; to reconcile the apparent contradiction of. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) To accompany with harmony; to provide with parts, as an air, or melody. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • harmonize — 1 accord, *agree, correspond, square, conform, tally, jibe Analogous words: reconcile, adjust, *adapt, accommodate: *match, equal, approach, touch, rival Antonyms: clash: conflict 2 Harmonize, tune, attune mean to bring things into accord with… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Harmonize — Har mo*nize (h[aum]r m[ o]*n[imac]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Harmonized} ( n[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Harmonizing} ( n[imac] z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. harmoniser. ] 1. To agree in action, adaptation, or effect on the mind; to agree in sense or purport;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harmonize — har‧mo‧nize [ˈhɑːmənaɪz ǁ ˈhɑːr ] also harmonise verb [transitive] to make two or more systems, sets of rules etc more similar so that they work better together: • a European Commission directive to harmonise rules on copyright in different EU… …   Financial and business terms

  • harmonize — index accommodate, arbitrate (conciliate), attune, cohere (be logically consistent), coincide (concur), combine ( …   Law dictionary

  • harmonize — late 15c., play or sing in harmony, from Fr. harmoniser (15c.), from O.Fr. harmonie (see HARMONY (Cf. harmony)). Meaning be in harmony is from 1620s; that of bring into agreement is from 1727. Related: Harmonized; harmonizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • harmonize — (Amer.) har·mo·nize || hÉ‘rmÉ™naɪz / hɑːm v. agree; reconcile; go together, match; (Music) compose a harmony; play in harmony; sing in harmony; (Music) add harmony to a melody (also harmonise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • harmonize — [v] correspond, match accord, adapt, adjust, agree, arrange, attune, be in unison, be of one mind*, blend, carol, chime with, cohere, combine, compose, cooperate, coordinate, correlate, fit in with*, integrate, orchestrate, proportion, reconcile …   New thesaurus

  • harmonize — (also harmonise) ► VERB 1) Music add notes to (a melody) to produce harmony. 2) make or be harmonious. DERIVATIVES harmonization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • harmonize — [här′mə nīz΄] vi. harmonized, harmonizing [Fr harmonizer: see HARMONY & IZE] 1. to be in harmony; accord; agree 2. to sing in harmony vt. 1. to make harmonious; bring into agreement 2 …   English World dictionary

  • harmonize — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)mənaɪz[/t]] harmonizes, harmonizing, harmonized (in BRIT, also use harmonise) 1) V RECIP If two or more things harmonize with each other, they fit in well with each other. [V with n] ...slabs of pink and beige stone that harmonize with …   English dictionary

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