verb, transitive + intransitive
sym·​pho·​nize | \ ˈsim(p)-fə-ˌnīz How to pronounce symphonize (audio) \
variants: also British symphonise
symphonized; symphonizing; symphonizes

Definition of symphonize

2 intransitive, archaic : to harmonize with other musicians
3 : to arrange (music) for orchestra several attempts to symphonize this jazz standard

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First Known Use of symphonize

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for symphonize

symphony + -ize

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“Symphonize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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