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harmonize

har·mo·nize

harmonize

 
 
pronunciation:
har m naIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: harmonized, harmonizes, harmonizing
definition: to make harmonious; bring into harmony.
Relief for the victims was accomplished more quickly once the various agencies harmonized their efforts.
similar words:
coordinate, dovetail, tune
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be in harmony.
His ideas do not harmonize with those of his father, and the two argue frequently.
antonyms:
clash, conflict
similar words:
accord, chime, chime in, consort, coordinate, go, match, tune
definition 2: to sing in harmony.
They both have good solo voices, but I prefer it when they harmonize with each other.
similar words:
chime in
derivations: harmonization (n.), harmonizer (n.)
Word Parts
The word harmonize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).