transitive verb[with object]
1Add notes to (a melody) to produce harmony.
- ‘we harmonize a scale using only the notes from that particular key’
- 1.1no object Sing or play in harmony.
2no object Produce a pleasing visual combination.‘the containers harmonize in color, texture, and shape with the flowers they display’
coordinate, go together, match, fit together, blend, mix, balance, tone inView synonyms
- ‘steeply pitched roofs which harmonize with the form of the main roof’
3Make consistent or compatible.‘the economic group founded to harmonize national development plans’
coordinate, systematize, correlate, match, integrate, synchronize, homogenize, bring together, make consistent, bring in line, bring in line with, bring in tune, bring in tune with, tie inView synonyms
- ‘efforts to harmonize US regulations with international standards’
Late 15th century (in the sense ‘sing or play in harmony’): from French harmoniser, from harmonie (see harmony).
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