harmonize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v harmonize bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
    • v harmonize bring into consonance or accord "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"
    • v harmonize bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously "harmonize the different interests"
    • v harmonize sing or play in harmony
    • v harmonize write a harmony for
    • v harmonize go together "The colors don't harmonize","Their ideas concorded"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The silhouette on the MLB logo is Harmon Killebrew.
    • Harmonize (Mus) To accompany with harmony; to provide with parts, as an air, or melody.
    • Harmonize To adjust in fit proportions; to cause to agree; to show the agreement of; to reconcile the apparent contradiction of.
    • Harmonize To agree in action, adaptation, or effect on the mind; to agree in sense or purport; as, the parts of a mechanism harmonize .
    • Harmonize To agree in vocal or musical effect; to form a concord; as, the tones harmonize perfectly.
    • Harmonize To be in peace and friendship, as individuals, families, or public organizations.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • harmonize To be in harmony. In music, to form a concord; agree in sounds or musical effect.
    • harmonize To agree in sense or purport.
    • harmonize To agree in sentiment or feeling; be at peace one with another. Synonyms To agree, accord, correspond, tally, square, chime, comport.
    • harmonize To make harmonious; adjust in fit proportions; cause to agree; show the harmony or agreement of; reconcile contradictions between.
    • harmonize To make musically harmonious; combine according to the laws of counterpoint; also, to set accompanying parts to, as an air or melody: as, a harmonized song.
    • harmonize Also spelled harmonise.
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Quotations

  • Walter Gropius
    Walter Gropius
    “A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of an authentic democracy.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
  • Henry Miller
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    “The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, and opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.”
  • Bertrand Russell
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    “Reason is a harmonizing, controlling force rather than a creative one.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. harmoniser,.

Usage

In literature:

The lady possessed rare tact in harmonizing the very diverse elements which her husband, the physician in charge, brought to her.
"The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood The Autobiography Of Georg Ebers, Complete" by Georg Ebers
It is strange how rarely the work of man will really harmonize with Nature.
"Over Prairie Trails" by Frederick Philip Grove
Their very demeanour was modelled to harmonize with the reputation of their virtues and the dignity of their office.
"Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We have here endeavored to harmonize the two versions by representing Mimer as being merely Regin in disguise.
"The Story of Siegfried" by James Baldwin
Gay parasols may be carried if they match, or harmonize with, the rest of the costume.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
The name is unclean and harmonizes well with the unclean deed which was now to be perpetrated there.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
Somehow, the doctor did not harmonize with the conception of love, or fit graciously into the picture.
"Keith of the Border" by Randall Parrish
The other features harmonized with that brow; they were of the noblest order of aquiline, at once high and delicate.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Hers is a mind which harmonizes with the loveliness of her face.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He learned a few facts, and these facts positively refused to harmonize with the ignorant superstitions of his fathers.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I" by Robert Green Ingersoll
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In poetry:

She is most fair, and thereunto
Her life loth rightly harmonize;
Feeling or thought that was not true
Ne'er made less beautiful the blue
Unclouded heaven of her eyes.
"My Love" by James Russell Lowell
"Is it a blessing in disguise?"
Of course, things always are;
But Arctic blasts with ardent skies
Somehow do not quite harmonize,
That try to cheat by weather-lies
The calendar.
"Is It April?" by Hattie Howard
Whilst mellow sounds from distant copse arise,
Of softest flute or reeds harmonic join'd,
With rapture thrill'd each worldly passion dies,
And pleased attention claims the passive mind.
"Music" by Henry Kirke White
Loved mountain brook, so pure, so true,
I'd rather spend an hour with you,
And harmonize my soul
With the sweet melodies you sing,
With all the joy your concerts bring,
That sit where flowing bowl
"Mountain Brook" by Jared Barhite
DONNA SOL. Yes; but one bird to carol in the field,--
A nightingale, in mossy shade concealed,--
A distant flute,--for music's stream can roll
To soothe the heart, and harmonize the soul,--
O! 'twould be bliss to listen.
"The Lover’s Colloquy" by Victor Marie Hugo
And taught thee from the motley mass
Each harmonizing part to class,
(Like Nature's self employ'd And then, as work'd thy wayward will,
From these with rare combining skill,
With new-created worlds to fill
Of space the mighty void.
"The Sylphs Of The Seasons" by Washington Allston

In news:

He was born Feb 19, 1933, in Detroit to the late Maurice and Esther Glick and spent his early years in the Harmon/Navarre area.
Jerry Harmon watches Iosefa Allen, 6, and his sister, Kiana, 7, as they learn to pan for gold during the Governors Family Picnic at Sandy Beach on Friday.
Every Tuesday night the Harmon Tap Room would feature races in which cheap feeder fish from a pet store were &ldquo.
Butch Harmon in his About Golf DVD quickly points out that he does not have one method when he teaches.
But Harmon Killebrew lived up to the lofty expectations thrust on stars in baseball's golden age.
Leveraging Harmonic 's market-leading ACE transcoding technology -- which currently supports over 25,000 live channels.
ProStream 9100 with ACE is available now and will be demonstrated at Harmonic 's booth 701 during the TelcoTV 2012 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Oct 24-26.
For NATEXPO 2012 in Moscow, Harmonic will highlight workflow and multiscreen solutions that enable broadcasters and service providers to produce and distribute video content efficiently and cost-effectively.
No recent news for Harmonic Inc.
Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative (PRTC) will be using Harmonic 's real-time transcoding system to support its IPTV service.
With this system, "I can get things in as fast as I can play them out," said Tom Lattie, Harmonic 's vice president, product management, production, playout & multi-screen.
Dimebag Darrell on Harmonics , Part 2 ( Harmonic Screams).
The world's major self-adhesive label trade associations have banded together to create the L8 Group, which will harmonize their work to promote the industry as globalization becomes an increasingly important factor.
In the final scene, as Brünnhilde quietly starts to turn the mind of her father, Wotan , from fury, the woodwind counterpoint is delicately but firmly in support, with all its effects of color, contour and harmonic surprise on view.
NANCY HARMON JENKINS is working on a book about ethnic American foods Published: February 24, 1991.
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In science:

Sometimes, in the solution of a problem of a low harmonic, we see also higher harmonics (see Fig. 4.30).
Quantum Optimal Control Theory of Harmonic Generation
Hence, we can use a problem of a lower harmonic as a former problem for higher harmonics.
Quantum Optimal Control Theory of Harmonic Generation
It is not certain that the method will be able to produce much higher harmonics, like in the high-harmonic generation mechanism.
Quantum Optimal Control Theory of Harmonic Generation
Now if α ∈ U p,q is harmonic, then J iα = ±iα is also harmonic.
Generalized Kaehler geometry of instanton moduli spaces
This follows from the stronger fact that there exists a one-to-one correspondence between µ-harmonic functions on G and θ-harmonic functions on Γ, according to Theorem 2.13 below.
An Abramov formula for stationary spaces of discrete groups
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