harmonize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “harmonize” in the English Dictionary

"harmonize" in British English

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harmonizeverb [I or T]

(UK usually harmonise) uk   /ˈhɑː.mə.naɪz/  us   /ˈhɑːr-/

harmonize verb [I or T] (MUSIC)

to ​addharmonies to a ​tune

harmonize verb [I or T] (MATCH)

to be ​suitable together, or to make different ​people, ​plans, ​situations, etc. ​suitable for each other: The ​garden has been ​designed to harmonize with the ​naturallandscape. The ​plan is to harmonize (= make ​similar)safetystandardsacross all the ​countriesinvolved.
noun [U] (UK usually harmonisation) uk   /ˌhɑː.mə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌhɑːr-/
(Definition of harmonize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"harmonize" in American English

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harmonizeverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈhɑr·məˌnɑɪz/

harmonize verb [I/T] (MUSIC)

to ​add a harmony to a ​tune: [I] I can ​sing a ​tune, but I ​find it hard to harmonize.

harmonize verb [I/T] (BRING INTO AGREEMENT)

to ​bringideas, ​feelings, or ​actions into ​agreement, or to be a ​pleasingcombination of different ​parts: [T] We need to harmonize the different ​approaches into a ​unifiedplan.
(Definition of harmonize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"harmonize" in Business English

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harmonizeverb [T]

( UK also harmonise) uk   us   /ˈhɑːmənaɪz/
to make ​systems or ​laws the same or similar in different ​companies, countries, etc. so that they can ​work together more easily: Initiatives to harmonize ​worldtaxsystems have been ​met with much ​resistance.
to successfully ​combine different ​activities, ​systems, ​ideas, etc.: Flexible ​workingarrangements can make a ​big difference in successfully harmonizing ​responsibilities at ​work and at ​home.
(Definition of harmonize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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