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English verb: fine-tune

1. fine-tune (change) improve or perfect by pruning or polishing


SamplesRefine one's style of writing.


Synonymsdown, polish, refine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)civilise, civilize, cultivate, educate, over-refine, overrefine, school, train

2. fine-tune (change) adjust finely


SamplesFine-tune the engine.


Synonymstweak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tune, tune up

3. fine-tune (change) make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring


SamplesCalibrate an instrument.
Graduate a cylinder.


Synonymscalibrate, graduate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set









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