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verb as in tune to desired position


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Facebook's new moves to dial back the volume of political content in users' news feeds represent the latest lurch in the social network's erratic handling of its role as the world's digital public square.

From Axios

Before, the majority of people would be in a conference room somewhere, and others would dial in.

From Digiday

By consciously checking in with yourself, you can better home in on what triggers bad feelings and decide what activities to avoid or dial back in the future.

The temperature dial allows precise control of heating and uses a simple turn on-and-off design for ease of use.

Rather than force his own offense, Green has dialed up his dimes to new levels.

In January 2013, the TRN group filed a second complaint in the Dial Global suit, demanding a jury trial.

Cumulus Media, which now owns the former Dial Global, declined to comment on the suit for this story.

This suspension, Masters said, had been forced upon ARNN by the Dial Global lawsuit.

The Queen sent her first email at an RAF base in 1976 and she made the first direct-dial trunk call from the UK in 1958.

All a thief had to do was take off the dial knob on the safe and place the little joker on inside of it.

Yes,” said he, at length, “it works very well; but you have got the figures on the dial wrong.

The second hand wiped over the "20" of the smaller dial, jittered on toward the half-minute spot.

On the front of the house was an ancient sun-dial, and across it, in antique letters, the legend "Time will show."

He turned a dial to the words: "News Service—General," and the instrument broke into hurried speech.

He pointed to a needle that was moving with slow certainty and deadly persistence across a graduated dial.

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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dial, such as: punch, ring, rotate, turn, twist, and wheel.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.