harmonize

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 the carpet...

[pl-n V] Barbara White and her mother like to listen to music together, though their tastes don't harmonize.

2) VERB When governments or organizations harmonize laws, systems, or regulations, they agree in a friendly way to make them the same or similar.

[V n] How far will members have progressed towards harmonising their economies?

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harmonization [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)mənaɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT usu with supp

Air France pilots called a strike over the European harmonisation of their working hours.

...fiscal harmonization.

3) VERB When people harmonize, they sing or play notes which are different from the main tune but which sound nice with it.

Bremer and Garland harmonize on the title song, `Meet Me in St. Louis'.


English dictionary. 2008.

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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

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