Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb calibrate

3 senses of calibrate

Sense 1
calibrate, graduate, fine-tune -- (make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder")
       => adjust, set, correct -- (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels")

Sense 2
calibrate -- (mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units; "he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale")
       => tag, label, mark -- (attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles")

Sense 3
calibrate -- (measure the caliber of; "calibrate a gun")
       => measure, mensurate, measure out -- (determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall")

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