Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

harmonize

harmonize
Meaning(s)
1) combine in a pleasant or effective way
  • How to MemorizePopularity LowProfessional LowSocial
    • harmonize a group of things
  • Analysis
    To harmonize is a verb used in music indicating adding notes to a melody in order to produce harmony.  It can also mean to produce an aesthetically or otherwise pleasing combination.  "The artist uses colours which harmonize to create the effect of a summer's day." "The flavours harmonised to create a pleasing dish."  If things harmonize together, it means they work well together or are in accord or agreement with each other. "We aim to harmonize policies across all of the zones we are working in."
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The different voices in the choir harmonized to produce a pure and melodic sound.
    2. After the renovation, the house had a more rustic look, harmonizing it with its rural surroundings.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The manager's greatest skill was his ability to harmonize all the unique individual talents within the team into one effective unit.
    2. Our departments have the opportunity to collaborate and harmonize to create a consistent approach across the company. 
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