What does adjust mean?

Definitions for adjust
əˈdʒʌstad·just

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.

    Etymology: From adjuster, from ad + iustus

  2. adjust(Verb)

    To improve or rectify.

    He adjusted his initial conclusion to reflect the new data.

    Etymology: From adjuster, from ad + iustus

  3. adjust(Verb)

    To settle an insurance claim.

    Etymology: 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. adjust

    To change, improve or regulate.

    They did adjust the temperature and had a balanced temperature at the office.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say adjust in sign language?

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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

Examples of adjust in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    The group can adjust it to a regular flag or whatever they want, but just as long as it's not a distress United States flag.

  2. Anne Marie Tremain:

    It's best to hydrate from the inside out, depending on your lifestyle you may need to adjust your water intake.

  3. Joseph Janik:

    Some days he comes in and hes been on the jackhammer for six hours, and hes beat, so we have to adjust the training. Its definitely not ideal. Id much rather if he got up and had a latte, did some Pilates and some cryo(therapy) and then came to the gym. But he likes it. He likes the guys that he works with. I think it helps keep him focused, and he appreciates his moments in boxing even more.

  4. Chris Karns:

    For security reasons, I won't pinpoint where The American forces will flow, it is important( that) groups, such as ISIS, don't have an exact map of our whereabouts, but instead we use our finite resources on the continent to adjust swiftly, efficiently, and employ with maximum effect.

  5. Gerard Araud:

    If you want to make progress on policy, that's a real problem. Every head of state and government has had to adjust to this non-dialogue, everything has been blown out of the water.

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Translations for adjust

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  • يعدلArabic
  • 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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