What does adjust mean?

Definitions for adjustəˈdʒʌst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word adjust.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. adjust, conform, adapt(verb)

    adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

    "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

  4. adjust(verb)

    make correspondent or conformable

    "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"

  5. adjust(verb)

    decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

Wiktionary

  1. adjust(Verb)

    To modify.

    Morimoto's recipes are adjusted to suit the American palate.

  2. adjust(Verb)

    To improve or rectify.

    He adjusted his initial conclusion to reflect the new data.

  3. adjust(Verb)

    To settle an insurance claim.

  4. Origin: From adjuster, from ad + iustus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adjust(verb)

    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

  2. Adjust(verb)

    to put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system

  3. Adjust(verb)

    to settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted

  4. Adjust(verb)

    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

  1. Adjust

    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

  1. adjust

    An order to the observer or spotter to initiate an adjustment on a designated target.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adjust' in Verbs Frequency: #590

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjust in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.:

    We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.

  2. Athena Athena:

    When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

  3. Arthur C. Clarke:

    The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.

  4. Jessica Shapiro:

    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.

  5. Danielle Sheypuk:

    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

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • приспособявам, оправям, нагласявамBulgarian
  • upravitCzech
  • addasuWelsh
  • anpassen, berichtigenGerman
  • ρυθμίζω, προσαρμόζω, διευθετώGreek
  • alĝustigiEsperanto
  • ajustar, adaptar, arreglar, regularSpanish
  • korvata, muuttaa, sopeutua, muokata, sopeuttaa, mukauttaaFinnish
  • ajusterFrench
  • ceartaighIrish
  • regolare, adeguare, adattareItalian
  • 調整Japanese
  • aanpassen, herzien, verbeteren, verstellenDutch
  • justere, korrigere, stilleNorwegian
  • poprawić, dostosowywać, dostosowaćPolish
  • ajustarPortuguese
  • ajusta, potrivi, reglaRomanian
  • подстроить, отрегулировать, подстраивать, регулировать, настраивать, настроитьRussian

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