at·​tuned | \ ə-ˈtünd How to pronounce attuned (audio) , -ˈtyünd\

Definition of attuned

: aware of and attentive or responsive to something used with to … designed to produce a … police department that is more attuned to the needs of individual communities …— Clifford Krauss… what's especially crucial is the mother's or caregiver's "sensitivity"—how attuned she is to her child's experience of the world.— Pamela Druckerman… disenchanted with a government that seems more attuned to the interests of big business and rural folk than to those of urban dwellers.— Edwin O. Reischauer

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The monochromatic outfit was attuned to recent developments on the runway, too. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin Takes Beige Beyond the Basics," 31 Jan. 2019 And to say that the Saudis are not completely attuned to Western values would be a vast understatement. Winston Groom, WSJ, "Unsavory Allies, From Stalin to the Saudis," 4 Dec. 2018 The controversy was [especially] surprising since Melania Trump, a former fashion model, is particularly attuned to visuals, including her sartorial choices. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Under Trump, Americans are becoming more supportive of immigration," 22 June 2018 The poll also appears to validate Levine's strategy of going on television early and spending millions on commercials at a time when many voters weren't particularly attuned to the governor's election. David Smiley, miamiherald, "Levine holds double-digit lead in Democratic primary for governor, poll finds," 8 June 2018 Kean inherited these subjects from his earlier documentary Swimming in Auschwitz, and has said that gender informs the film – the women are particularly attuned to the emotional nuance of the survival story, which comes through beautifully. Gary Thompson,, "'After Auschwitz': The women who lived to tell, and the inspiring lives they've lived," 26 Apr. 2018 Attachment parenting emphasizes a strong bond between parents and children, with parents being highly attuned and receptive to their child's needs. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Attachment Parenting? Parents and Children Share a Close Bond," 30 Nov. 2018 Capitalizing on the fuzziness of their coded speech, the new right has spun this plausible deniability off on hosts who either aren't attuned to the underlying message or simply don't care. Mari Uyehara, GQ, "How Free Speech Warriors Mainstreamed White Supremacists," 8 May 2018 To make sure the developments were attuned to what people want and need and didn’t repeat urban renewal’s mistakes, KCA worked closely with communities where the homes would be built. Diana Budds, Curbed, "3 ways architects can improve social equity," 8 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of attuned

1760, in the meaning defined above

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