HyperDic: fine-tune

English > 3 senses of the word fine-tune:
VERBchangefine-tune, polish, refine, downimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing
changefine-tune, tweakadjust finely
changefine-tune, calibrate, graduatemake fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
English > fine-tune: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymspolish, refine, down
Narrowereducate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civiliseTeach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
overrefine, over-refinerefine too much or with excess of subtlety
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishafinar, perfeccionar, pulimentar, pulir, refinar
Catalanafinar, polir, refinar
English > fine-tune: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningAdjust finely.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"fine-tune the engine"
Synonymtweak
Broadertune, tune upAdjust for (better) functioning
English > fine-tune: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscalibrate, graduate
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Spanishafinar, calibrar
Catalanafinar, calibrar

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