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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Recent Examples on the Web Trump’s often belligerent tone masked the reality that across the political spectrum, U.S. political leaders are becoming more attuned to the way the global arena is viewed by American voters. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 Intimately attuned to the plight of the unemployed, Murphy established the Mayor’s Unemployment Committee that set up soup kitchens and vegetable gardens to serve needy people. Paul Vachon, Detroit Free Press, 27 Dec. 2021 Scholars see this as an adaptive survival tendency, to keep us attuned to threats and increase our learning. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, 23 Dec. 2021 Ideally, everyone who goes to restaurants is now much more attuned to health and safety. Johanna Read, Forbes, 25 Dec. 2021 That awareness will also make employers more attuned to the realities of people from marginalized groups, who may be less likely to live in traditional nuclear households. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 9 Nov. 2021 Schools will be more attuned to the spread of infectious diseases and more comfortable with remote learning. Julie Washington, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2021 McKinley said that effectively using an influx of $21.6 million in federal COVID aid will require listening to core classroom teachers, who are most attuned to student’s needs. al, 10 Nov. 2021 Nobody will be more attuned to which teams are receiving more technological help than the other teams in the workflow that may feel like they're not being given the same resources. Jens Gamperl, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of attuned

1760, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2022

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“Attuned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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