harmonize
verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to play or sing in harmony 2. to be in harmony transitive verb 1. to bring into consonance or accord 2. to provide or accompany with harmony • harmonization nounharmonizer noun

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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