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English verb: calibrate

1. calibrate (change) make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring


SamplesCalibrate an instrument.
Graduate a cylinder.


Synonymsfine-tune, graduate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

2. calibrate (contact) mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units


SamplesHe calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)label, mark, tag

3. calibrate (cognition) measure the caliber of


SamplesCalibrate a gun.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)measure, measure out, mensurate









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