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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But the civil service, whose members have devoted decades to harmonizing British law with EU law, seem monolithically opposed to Brexit and willing to subvert the popular will by stealthy leaks and scare tactics. Dominic Green, WSJ, "Trump, Brexit and the Former Ambassador," 10 July 2019 The silhouettes harmonize with the show’s overall spare aesthetic, whereby mime substitutes for special effects and the scenery consists of ladders and planks. Celia Wren, Washington Post, "Angst and comedy among the Olympians in ‘Pantheon’," 24 June 2019 And his costumes harmonized with Mardi Gras Indians and French Quarter beatniks and bluesmen and the legend of a voodoo priest. Doug Maccash, nola.com, "The world reacts to Dr. John’s death," 6 June 2019 Billie has that hauntingly beautiful voice and Shawn can harmonize like no other. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Shawn Mendes and Billie Eilish's Brother Have Bromance Over Instagram, But Does It Hint at a Collab?," 28 June 2019 Dish after dish bears the hallmarks of Presnal’s style: complex ingredients, deftly harmonized, that put an abundance of things on the plate and tastes in your mouth. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "The Federal, Agawam," 25 June 2019 Naturally, the Internet and Twittersphere are freaking out because the two are harmonizing like no other. Joi-marie Mckenzie, Essence, "It's A Must Listen: 'Lion King' Stars Beyoncé And Donald Glover Sing 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight'," 24 June 2019 When sweetened with some sugar, the flavor harmonizes beautifully with the strawberries and gives the finished pie filling wonderful body. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Make a special dessert for Dad on his special day," 12 June 2019 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

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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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