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Definitions and Synonyms of calibrate | Another word for calibrate | What is calibrate?

Definition 1: make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring - [verb of change]

Samples where calibrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • calibrate an instrument
  • graduate a cylinder

Synonyms for calibrate in the sense of this definition

(calibrate is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Definition 2: measure the caliber of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where calibrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • calibrate a gun

(calibrate is a kind of ...) determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

"Measure the length of the wall"

Definition 3: mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units - [verb of contact]

Samples where calibrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale

(calibrate is a kind of ...) attach a tag or label to

"label these bottles"

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