What does adjust mean?

Definitions for adjust
əˈdʒʌstad·just

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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

How to pronounce adjust?

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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. Peter Orszag:

    We remain active advising clients as they navigate the drivers of how long the crisis will last, how they should adjust their balance sheets, and what else they should be doing to respond.

  2. Jonathan Chung:

    There is still much work to do, you have to adjust your expectations.

  3. Axel Guthmann:

    However, German citizens will have to adjust to a further increase in prices for the time being.

  4. Gerard Araud:

    People have to adjust to the fact that a phone call with Trump is not the same as a phone call with any normal leader.

  5. James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.:

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

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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
  • điều chỉnhVietnamese

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