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attune

[ uh-toon, uh-tyoon ]
/ əˈtun, əˈtyun /
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verb (used with object), at·tuned, at·tun·ing.

to bring into accord, harmony, or sympathetic relationship; adjust: He has attuned himself to living in the quiet country.
Archaic. to tune or bring into harmony, as a musical instrument.

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Nearby words

attrite, attrition, attu, attucks, attucks, crispus, attune, attuned, attunement, atty, atty., atty. gen.

Origin of attune

First recorded in 1590–1600; at- + tune
Related formspre·at·tune, verb (used with object), pre·at·tuned, pre·at·tun·ing.un·at·tuned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for attune

attune

/ (əˈtjuːn) /

verb (tr)

to adjust or accustom (a person or thing); acclimatize
to tune (a musical instrument)
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Word Origin and History for attune

attune


v.

1590s, from tune (v.), "probably suggested by ATONE" [OED]. Related: Attuned; attuning.

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