at·​tune | \ ə-ˈtün How to pronounce attune (audio) , -ˈtyün \
attuned; attuning; attunes

Definition of attune

transitive verb

1 : to bring into harmony : tune
2 : to make aware or responsive attune businesses to changing trends

Other Words from attune

attunement \ ə-​ˈtün-​mənt How to pronounce attune (audio) , -​ˈtyün-​ \ noun

Examples of attune in a Sentence

after years spent in academia, he's finding it difficult to attune himself to the corporate culture
Recent Examples on the Web Key to this is an artificial-intelligence system that will study the habits of the owner, guests and crew to attune onboard amenities to their routines, thus reducing energy consumption. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 5 Aug. 2022 Having a child ought to attune people with no prior experience of vulnerability or hunger to the absolute urgency of those states, to the beauty and necessity of sheltering the helpless without condition. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 8 May 2022 That was the brief moment the party worked hard to attune itself to the national mood. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, 5 May 2022 One way to start and attune to your child's cues is to ask questions. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 11 Feb. 2022 Cultivate positive vibrations, and attune your spirits to higher frequencies. Essence, 27 Dec. 2021 But in 2006, Pratt decided to finally invest in herself, buying her 3,000-square-foot home in Chilmark and planning to attune her remaining years to her passions., 19 Oct. 2021 Our hearts will attune to each other, and to the drums. Nadia Owusu, Travel + Leisure, 9 Aug. 2021 Relax and attune yourself to the rest of the world. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 8 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of attune

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for attune

see tune entry 1

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9 Aug 2022

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“Attune.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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