- 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.
Origin of attune
Related Words for attunedaccommodate, accustom, adapt, conform, accord, regulate, reconcile, proportion, acclimatize, harmonize, familiarize, compensate, counterbalance, integrate, coordinate, balance, tune
Examples from the Web for attuned
Contemporary Examples of attuned
That remarkable ear of his is attuned to the ultra-high frequencies of sinister voices.America’s Cassandra: David Mamet Speaks on the Lies of Obama and War
November 11, 2013
Cities and metropolitan areas are, by contrast, aligned and attuned to the differentiated nature of their economies.How Cities Are Fixing America
Bruce Katz, Jennifer Bradley
June 17, 2013
One outward-focused and attuned to external valuations, the other more independent, rebellious, and countercultural.The New Cool: Can Coolness Be Studied Like a Science?
June 18, 2012
Moderate Republicans have been among those most attuned to the perils of such hypocrisy.Rule and Ruin: The GOP's Secret Love Affair with Spending
February 29, 2012
Not since Jason Robards has there been an actor so attuned to O'Neill.Kevin Spacey on Casino Jack
December 14, 2010
Historical Examples of attuned
Grey it was, and attuned, that day, to the rest of the grey landscape.The Suitors of Yvonne
They were attuned to the eternal peace of Eastern sky and sea.Lord Jim
Everything was still and hushed, as if attuned to their parting.The Plunderer
On the contrary, it was attuned to the best, the richest, the highest in God's world.A Modern Tomboy
L. T. Meade
To me above all others, whose ears, attuned to the “tally ho!”The Quadroon
- to adjust or accustom (a person or thing); acclimatize
- to tune (a musical instrument)
Word Origin and History for attuned
1590s, from tune (v.), "probably suggested by ATONE" [OED]. Related: Attuned; attuning.