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.mə.naɪz/

harmonize verb [ I or T ] (MUSIC)

to add harmonies to a tune

harmonization
noun [ U ] UK usually harmonisation uk /ˌhɑː.mə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌhɑːr.mə.nəˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(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 bring ideas, feelings, or actions into agreement, or to be a pleasing combination of different parts:

[ T ] We need to harmonize the different approaches into a unified plan.

(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 /ˈhɑːmənaɪz/ us

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 world tax systems have been met with much resistance.

to successfully combine different activities, systems, ideas, etc.:

Flexible working arrangements 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)