Definitions for adjustəˈdʒʌst
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word adjust
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate:
to adjust expenses to income.
to put in working order or in a proper state or position:
to adjust an instrument.
to settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result:
to adjust our differences.
to determine the amount to be paid in settlement of (an insurance claim).
(v.i.)to adapt oneself; become adapted:
to adjust to new demands.
* Syn: adjust , adapt , alter imply making necessary or desirable changes, as in position, shape, or the like. To adjust is to make a minor change, as to move into proper position for use: to adjust the eyepiece of a telescope. To adapt is to make a change in character, or to make something useful in a new way: to adapt a method to a new task. To alter is to change the appearance but not the use: to alter a suit.
Origin of adjust:
1350–1400; ME ajusten < AF ajuster, OF aj(o)uster to make conform to, v. der., with a-a -5, of juste right, just1
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to become used to a situation
They're still adjusting to the heat.
to change or move slightly
He adjusted his tie.
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
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
Translations for adjust
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often with to ) to change so as to make or be better suited
He soon adjusted to his new way of life.
- يَتَكَيَّف، يُكَيِّف نَفْسَهArabic
- ajustar-sePortuguese (BR)
- přizpůsobit seCzech
- sich anpassenGerman
- justere; tilpasse (sig)Danish
- προσαρμόζω, προσαρμόζομαιGreek
- kohandama, kohanemaEstonian
- تطبیق دادنFarsi
- ajuster (à)French
- अनुकूल बननाHindi
- alkalmazkodik vmihezHungarian
- menyesuaikan diri, menyetelIndonesian
- stilla, aðlagaIcelandic
- piemērot; pielāgotLatvian
- menyesuaikan diriMalay
- zich aanpassenDutch
- przystosowywać sięPolish
- تطبیق دادنPersian
- برابرول ؛Pashto
- a (se) adapta (la)Romanian
- prispôsobiť saSlovak
- prilagoditi (se)Slovenian
- uyum sağlamak, alışmakTurkish
- 適應Chinese (Trad.)
- пристосовувати, погоджуватиUkrainian
- ہم آہنگ بنانا ، موافق بناناUrdu
- điều chỉnhVietnamese
- 适应于Chinese (Simp.)
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