harmonize har‧mo‧nize [ˈhɑːmənaɪz ǁ ˈhɑːr-] also harmonise verb [transitive]
to make two or more systems, sets of rules etc more similar so that they work better together:

• a European Commission directive to harmonise rules on copyright in different EU countries

— harmonization also harmonisation noun [uncountable] :

• monetary union, followed by rapid harmonisation of tax and social laws

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harmonization UK US (UK also harmonisation) /ˌhɑːmənɪˈzeɪʃən/ US  /ˌhɑːr-/ noun [U]
the act of making systems or laws the same or similar in different companies, countries, etc. so that they can work together more easily: »

global/international/tax harmonization


Export companies are calling for a harmonization of regulations between America and the European Union.

HR the process of giving all employees within a company the same rights and using the same rules for deciding pay, hours, etc.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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