adjust, set, correct(verb)
alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
"Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
align, aline, line up, adjust(verb)
place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
"align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
adjust, conform, adapt(verb)
adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
make correspondent or conformable
"Adjust your eyes to the darkness"
decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim
Morimoto's recipes are adjusted to suit the American palate.
To improve or rectify.
He adjusted his initial conclusion to reflect the new data.
To settle an insurance claim.
Origin: From adjuster, from ad + iustus
to make exact; to fit; to make correspondent or conformable; to bring into proper relations; as, to adjust a garment to the body, or things to a standard
to put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system
to settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted
to bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope or microscope
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad-just′, v.t. to arrange properly (with to): to regulate: to settle.—adj. Adjust′able.—n. Adjust′ment, arrangement. [O. Fr. ajouster—Low L. adjuxtāre, to put side by side—L. juxta, near].
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
An order to the observer or spotter to initiate an adjustment on a designated target.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'adjust' in Verbs Frequency: #590
The numerical value of adjust in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of adjust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Your body needs time to adjust, so increase fiber content slowly and make sure to consume extra water while doing so to help with digestion.
When a celebrity becomes aware that the photoshopping of their body using different apps is negatively impacting their fans it’s their responsibility to adjust accordingly.
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Translations for adjust
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- приспособявам, оправям, нагласявамBulgarian
- anpassen, berichtigenGerman
- ρυθμίζω, προσαρμόζω, διευθετώGreek
- ajustar, adaptar, arreglar, regularSpanish
- korvata, muuttaa, sopeutua, muokata, sopeuttaa, mukauttaaFinnish
- regolare, adeguare, adattareItalian
- aanpassen, herzien, verbeteren, verstellenDutch
- justere, korrigere, stilleNorwegian
- poprawić, dostosowywać, dostosowaćPolish
- ajusta, potrivi, reglaRomanian
- подстроить, отрегулировать, подстраивать, регулировать, настраивать, настроитьRussian
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