harmonize

When you harmonize different opinions or ideas, you bring them to some kind of agreement. It's challenging to harmonize the different interests of a whole classroom full of children, but that's part of what a good teacher does.

When senators from different parties work together on a bill, they need to harmonize their different expectations and and priorities before they can come up with a good compromise. Another way to harmonize is to blend two singing voices or two instruments in a way that sounds pleasing. This is the oldest meaning of the word, which ultimately comes from the Greek harmonia, "concord of sounds" or "agreement."

Definitions of harmonize
1

v bring into consonance or accord

harmonize one's goals with one's abilities”
Synonyms:
harmonise, reconcile
Types:
key
harmonize with or adjust to
Type of:
adjust, correct, set
alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

v bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously

harmonize the different interests”
Synonyms:
harmonise
Types:
accommodate, conciliate, reconcile
make (one thing) compatible with (another)
proportion
give pleasant proportions to
Type of:
relate
have or establish a relationship to

v bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing

Synonyms:
chord, harmonise
Types:
key
regulate the musical pitch of
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v go together

“The colors don't harmonize
Synonyms:
accord, agree, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
Types:
blend, blend in, go
blend or harmonize
Type of:
agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

v write a harmony for

Synonyms:
harmonise
Types:
reharmonise, reharmonize
provide with a different harmony
realise, realize
expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
Type of:
compose, write
write music

v sing or play in harmony

Synonyms:
harmonise
Type of:
sing
produce tones with the voice

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