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1 Make receptive or aware.‘a society more attuned to consumerism than ideology’‘the Department is very attuned politically’
- ‘Therefore, the most successful programs were those that were attuned to the future and flexible enough to respond quickly.’
- ‘US politicians are attuned to petroleum's importance to their career prospects.’
- ‘At the same time, he was equipped with a political antenna that was finely attuned to social discontent and class conflict.’
- ‘Many editors understood that being more attuned to readers was an important responsibility.’
- ‘What he has delivered is a powerful and solid opera, beautifully attuned to the expectations of its audience, challenging but never going too far, involving and magical.’
- ‘A station that is attuned to your needs, concerns and kind of music.’
- ‘Early learning environments in which teachers are attuned to temperamental differences among children may help to provide a comprehensive basis for the development of skills important for learning.’
- ‘Members were attuned to the political environment and sought what was politically possible.’
- ‘Stenhammar's art seems far more attuned to the Swedish spirit.’
- ‘Much of Weaver's writing is devoted to the context in which food is grown and eaten, so he is particularly attuned to political contexts.’
- ‘We who are attuned to the cycles of Nature and the rhythms of the Earth often feel overwhelmed by the escalating environmental crises.’
- ‘The 1930s thrillers seem more politically aware and attuned to their times.’
- ‘It was a natural growth for a vital composer who had her ears keenly attuned to new developments, and could selectively integrate what she wanted into her own personal idiom.’
- ‘Catholic health-care leaders themselves are attuned to the problems these developments pose.’
- ‘‘Effective managers have to be attuned to what's going on in their departments, but they are not psychotherapists,’ states Kipper.’
- ‘Emotions are also more vulnerable to manipulation by marketers, since they are attuned to respond to novelty, and visual stimulus.’
- ‘By being attuned to individual students' personal goals, teachers can assist students who otherwise might give up.’
- ‘Health care practitioners who are not attuned to racial differences may not be aware of unique physical conditions as well.’
- ‘The Bochum Symphony Orchestra are attuned to these overtly romantic pieces and both soloists are also top class interpreters.’
- 1.1Accustom or acclimatize.‘students are not attuned to making decisions’
accustom, adjust, adapt, acclimatize, assimilate, condition, accommodate, tailorbe in tune with, be in harmony with, be in accord withacclimateView synonyms
- ‘Intelligence tools, furthermore, must be attuned to geographic conditions.’
- ‘For the mind is so attuned to the reception of facial signals that almost any combination of two dots and a dash will suffice.’
- ‘They draw us into another world, their world, to which we must attune and acclimatize ourselves.’
- ‘This means education systems and economic structures that are attuned to, and can adapt to, global technological innovations.’
- ‘Said Jeff, ‘… I am pretty elderly myself and I do not feel a need for a firearm especially attuned to my aging condition.’’
- ‘She is much more attuned than I am to the technology.’
- ‘This tells us that human beings are exquisitely attuned to interpreting and responding to social signals.’
- 1.2Make harmonious.‘the interests of East and West are now closely attuned’
- ‘Professionally, the men are clearly closely attuned.’
- ‘Although the three were not ideally attuned, they brought a gentle whiff of nostalgia to a season of high-keyed dance.’
Late 16th century: from at- + tune.
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