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Definition of "attune" []

  • To bring into a harmonious or responsive relationship: an industry that is not attuned to market demands. (verb-transitive)
  • Music To tune (an instrument). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "attune" in a sentence
  • "You have to digest the mass you bring in, and therefore I would see to it, if I were you, that only picked men, whose souls are in attune with the soul of Canada, be allowed to come in here and take part in the life of the nation."
  • "Above all, it insists on the epistemological significance of aesthetic experience, that is, on its ability to "attune" the mind and thus prepare the ground for what Kant had called "knowledge in general.""
  • "This means that women must attune to themselves first rather than simply following or pleasing the outer world."
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