to bring into accord, harmony, or sympathetic relationship; adjust:
He has attuned himself to living in the quiet country.
Archaic. to or bring into harmony, as a musical instrument.
Kayani also has to attune his actions to the politics within his own high command.
Pakistan-U.S. Relations Frayed But Not Collapsing Ron Moreau April 13, 2011
I was beginning to attune to my surroundings, which was a thrilling experience.
Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot Joanna Eede July 8, 2013
Up there a man might attune himself to the message of the stars—might weigh duty against duty in the balance of the infinite.
Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
I wanted that the angels that had ministered to my spirit should attune theirs also.
Ole Bull Sara C. Bull
I did, however, try faintly to attune him in some sort to the spirit of our host and of the day of the year.
A Christmas Garland Max Beerbohm
Leaning back against the rock wall, Blachland began to attune himself to the situation.
The Triumph of Hilary Blachland Bertram Mitford
But there is nothing to which humanity cannot attune itself.
The Vicar of Bullhampton Anthony Trollope
But may neither gold in my house be be my lot, nor to attune the strain more sweet than Orpheus, if my fortune be not conspicuous.
The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. Euripides
These advanced beings endeavor to attune their every act and thought with the perfection of spiritual law.
Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
The war was over; she had lost her cause; and with her life all out of attune with her surroundings she must face the inevitable.
Joscelyn Cheshire Sara Beaumont Kennedy
to adjust or accustom (a person or thing); acclimatize
to tune (a musical instrument)
1590s, from tune (v.), “probably suggested by ATONE” [OED]. Related: Attuned; attuning.
noun being or bringing into harmony; a feeling of being “at one” with another being Historical Examples The condition of any permanent influx is that the attunement should be habitually and continuously lofty. Spirit and Music H. Ernest Hunt But the higher the development the more individual the attunement. Fantasia of the Unconscious D. H. […]
- Atty. gen.
Attorney General. Contemporary Examples The Atty. Gen. has been ordered to pay the Guardians legal costs, which the paper said amounted to some £96,000. Prince Charles’s ‘Meddling’ Lobbying Letters MUST be Released, Appeal Court Rules Tom Sykes March 11, 2014 Attorney General
noun (NZ) a spirit or demon Historical Examples When he came to Samoa the land had been divided, but he got his share, as the tail of atua. Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before George Turner And atua set about to do vengeance, and atua’s wrath is sure and very dreadful. The Holy […]
a primeval god who by himself begot Shu and Tefnut: the original god of the Ennead.