aware of and in harmony with some principle, ideal, or state of affairs:We want to ensure that our services are welcoming, inclusive, and culturally attuned.
sensitive to someone’s needs, desires, values, etc.:This registry guarantees that students across all six of the state’s MBA programs can find coaches perfectly attuned to their individual needs.
the simple past tense and past participle of attune.
- un·at·tuned, adjective
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How to use attuned in a sentence
It makes you a better listener and a better person – you become more empathetic, attuned to language, and different behaviors.‘Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter’ a raucous, transgressive romance | Patrick Folliard | April 17, 2021 | Washington Blade
Never before has the American public been so attuned to how diseases spread, and the potential consequences when they do.Should We Keep Wearing Masks Even After the Pandemic Ends? | Jamie Ducharme | April 2, 2021 | Time
She’s also so attuned to his emotions that she can feel the vibration of his heartbeat thrumming through the ground, a lovely poetic flourish.Godzilla vs. Kong Pairs Two Formidable Monster Foes—Too Bad About the People | Stephanie Zacharek | March 31, 2021 | Time
Just stay attuned to what’s happening, remember the recipe’s three ingredients, and be ready to see that engagement increase.Need to step up your social media marketing? Follow this recipe | Mike Monroe | December 30, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Companies are already attuned to some types of risk simply because they encounter them more often.
Does any of that come from being attuned to the pressure of that need to entertain?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination | Mindy Farabee | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now those politically attuned folk at the WWE are making a delicate diplomatic situation much more inflammatory.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War | Tim Teeman | May 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You could also say that a world attuned to offense is less keen on being subverted than it was when Dylan was starting out.Dylan’s Candor Gets Misconstrued as Hate Speech in France | Ian Bell | December 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Lloyd Grove | November 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cities and metropolitan areas are, by contrast, aligned and attuned to the differentiated nature of their economies.
The nerves are harmonised and quieted; the mind attuned to silence; and observe how easily and regularly beats the heart!The Pocket R.L.S. | Robert Louis Stevenson
We gave brief addresses attuned to this excitement and the late hour, amidst much enthusiasm.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
I am no longer young; and my heart, through weary years of mourning over the dead, is not attuned to mirth.Dracula | Bram Stoker
She adopted the fiction that she and the dominie were in close confidence, and attuned her conversation to the fiction.Dominie Dean | Ellis Parker Butler
The morning air stirred about them, redolent in sweet scents and attuned with the many voices of summer.That Old-Time Child, Roberta | Sophie Fox Sea