Definitions for: Adjust


[v] adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
[v] alter so as to achieve accuracy; regulate; "Adjust the clock, please"
[v] make correspondent or conformable; "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"
[v] place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
[v] decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim



Webster (1913) Definition: Ad*just", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjusted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Adjusting.] [OF. ajuster, ajoster (whence F. ajouter to
add), LL. adjuxtare to fit; fr. L. ad + juxta near; confused
later with L. ad and justus just, right, whence F. ajuster to
adjust. See Just, v. t. and cf. Adjute.]
1. 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. To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system.

Adjusting the orthography. --Johnson.

3. 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. To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an
instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope
or microscope.

Syn: To adapt; suit; arrange; regulate; accommodate; set
right; rectify; settle.

Synonyms: adapt, aline, conform, line up, set

Antonyms: skew

See Also: acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize, accommodate, adjudicate, align, assimilate, attune, calibrate, change, change orientation, citify, collimate, concenter, concentre, coordinate, correct, decide, decompress, depressurise, depressurize, fine-tune, fit, focalise, focalize, focus, graduate, harmonise, harmonize, justify, linearise, linearize, match, modulate, obey, ordinate, orient, plumb, pressurise, pressurize, proportion, readapt, readjust, realign, realine, reconcile, rectify, regulate, reorient, reset, resolve, right, settle, sharpen, square, sync, synchronise, synchronize, temper, time, trim, true, true up, tune, tune up, zero, zero in

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