harmonize

verb
har·​mo·​nize | \ ˈhär-mə-ˌnīz How to pronounce harmonize (audio) \
harmonized; harmonizing

Definition of harmonize

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

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Other Words from harmonize

harmonization \ ˌhär-​mə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce harmonization (audio) \ noun
harmonizer \ ˈhär-​mə-​ˌnī-​zər How to pronounce harmonizer (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for harmonize

Synonyms

agree, assort, blend, chime, chime in, conform, consort, coordinate, groove

Antonyms

clash, collide, conflict

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Examples of harmonize in a Sentence

A group of singers were harmonizing on the street corner. Their beliefs did not always harmonize. The singers harmonized their voices beautifully. a recipe that harmonizes flavors from different parts of the world The background music is not harmonized with the action on-screen.
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This new moon, harmonizing with sobering Saturn, is about taking responsibility for material security. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What Your Sign’s May Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 30 Apr. 2019 Megan, Katey, and Ryan Bundy harmonized for their portion of the performance while their 14-year-old competitor took on her part alone. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Sparks Outrage After Pitting the Trio Against 14-Year-Old Mikaela Astel," 26 Mar. 2019 Pine boards were used to give the concrete walls a wood-grain finish, which harmonize with the home’s black-locust siding (milled from trees on the property felled during Hurricane Irene). Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "The Rise of the Fashionable Concrete Home," 9 Aug. 2018 The brand is successfully authentic yet timeless, creating contemporary collections each season for young boys and girls–with an aesthetic that harmonizes perfectly with Sagazan's. Victoria Sines, Harper's BAZAAR, "Paris-Based Bridal Designer Laure de Sagazan & Jacadi Collaborate For a Capsule of Flower Girl Dresses," 4 Apr. 2017 The band harmonizes with him, adding a sort of exclamation point. Mackenzie Cummings-grady, Billboard, "The Record Company Reflect On Their Childhood in 'The Movie Song': Exclusive Premiere," 31 May 2018 The act doesn’t harmonize American law with international law. Lawrence Lessig, WIRED, "Congress' Latest Move to Extend Copyright Protection Is Misguided," 18 May 2018 In 2009, Obama began an effort to revise the federal standards to harmonize a mishmash of greenhouse-gas and fuel-economy standards set by federal agencies and California. Hiroko Tabuchi, The Seattle Times, "California strikes back against the Trump administration’s auto-pollution rollback," 7 Aug. 2018 Truth, to detectives, is that which makes the cacophony of happenstance harmonize. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, "The Truth-Affirming Powers of a Good, Old-Fashioned Netflix Binge," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of harmonize

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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The first known use of harmonize was in the 15th century

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harmonize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of harmonize

: to play or sing different musical notes that sound pleasing together : to play or sing in harmony
: to be combined or go together in a pleasing way : to be in harmony
: to cause (two or more things) to be combined or to go together in a pleasing or effective way

harmonize

verb
har·​mo·​nize | \ ˈhär-mə-ˌnīz How to pronounce harmonize (audio) \
harmonized; harmonizing

Kids Definition of harmonize

1 : to play or sing in harmony
2 : to go together in a pleasing way : be in harmony The flavors harmonize well.

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