key to

phrasal verb

keyed to; keying to; keys to
chiefly US
: to make (something) suitable for (a particular use or type of person)
I try to key my lectures to my audience.
often used as (be) keyed to
The educational program is keyed to the needs of working women.
: to change (something) in a way that is closely related to (something else)
usually used as (be) keyed to
The amount of money they receive is keyed to the rate of inflation.

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“Key to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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