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, correctverb

    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, adjustverb

    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, adaptverb

    adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

    "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

  4. adjustverb

    make correspondent or conformable

    "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"

  5. adjustverb

    decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

Wiktionary

  1. adjustverb

    To modify.

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

  2. adjustverb

    To improve or rectify.

    He adjusted his initial conclusion to reflect the new data.

  3. adjustverb

    To settle an insurance claim.

  4. Etymology: From adjuster, from ad + iustus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adjustverb

    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. Adjustverb

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

  3. Adjustverb

    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. Adjustverb

    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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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. Emeasoba George:

    Inefectiveness is a good reason to have a rethink and then switch over to a brillant strategy. Sometimes, we have to adjust and readjust our plans. I mean, once you realize that whatever you are doing is ineffective. You are expected to change. Change of course is what next to do. Oh! yes, you should change in order to innovate your strategy and accomplish your goal eventually. Do remember, the moment you open up yourself for a change. You've just opened up yourself to new opportunities and solutions. -Emeasoba George

  2. Mohsen Qamsari:

    The decision on the amount of exports highly depends on the future condition of the market. We will raise our market quota steadily, we will adjust our output to the global market's demand.

  3. Scott Peeples:

    The obvious consequence of failing to make a budget is the increased probability of running out of resources to meet your objective-, like ending up with a half-built house, track your cash flow and adjust your budgets every quarter. Learn from the numbers.

  4. The Hays ':

    Jung said. In Wyoming where it’s dry and in the peak of fire season, Anna Wilcox said campfires will be banned. People should be aware that leaving a car on the side of the road or throwing a cigarette butt out a window could start a fire, Anna Wilcox added. Anna Wilcox also said people could need to adjust to Casper’s high elevation and should keep an eye out for altitude sickness symptoms. Places like Casper and Hopkinsville may not have chosen to be in the path of totality, but they are still looking forward to showing off their communities and experiencing a total eclipse. There’s no reason why we ca n’t all have fun doing it together, the big thing here for us... is that when that moment of totality comes, that we can all experience it together.

  5. Novak Djokovic:

    It was kind of a nervous start, i hadnt played in weeks. It took time to adjust. It was a tricky match against a qualify opponent. Hes a big hitter. I was happy to be tested.

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Translations for adjust

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  • يعدلArabic
  • нагласявам, оправям, приспособявамBulgarian
  • upravitCzech
  • addasuWelsh
  • berichtigen, anpassenGerman
  • προσαρμόζω, ρυθμίζω, διευθετώGreek
  • alĝustigiEsperanto
  • regular, arreglar, ajustar, adaptarSpanish
  • muuttaa, sopeuttaa, korvata, mukauttaa, sopeutua, muokataFinnish
  • ajusterFrench
  • ceartaighIrish
  • adeguare, regolare, adattareItalian
  • 調整Japanese
  • verbeteren, verstellen, herzien, aanpassenDutch
  • stille, korrigere, justereNorwegian
  • dostosowywać, poprawić, dostosowaćPolish
  • ajustarPortuguese
  • ajusta, potrivi, reglaRomanian
  • подстраивать, настроить, настраивать, регулировать, отрегулировать, подстроитьRussian
  • điều chỉnhVietnamese

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
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