Definition of Adjust in English :

Define Adjust in English

Adjust meaning in English

Meaning of Adjust in English

Pronunciation of Adjust in English

Adjust pronunciation in English

Pronounce Adjust in English


see synonyms of adjust


1. adjust, correct, set

alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Example Sentences:
'Adjust the clock, please'
'correct the alignment of the front wheels'

2. adjust, align, aline, line up

place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

Example Sentences:
'align the car with the curb'
'align the sheets of paper on the table'

3. adapt, adjust, conform

adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

Example Sentences:
'We must adjust to the bad economic situation'

4. adjust

make correspondent or conformable

Example Sentences:
'Adjust your eyes to the darkness'

5. adjust

decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of adjust
1. (transitive)
to alter slightly, esp to achieve accuracy; regulate
to adjust the television
to adapt, as to a new environment, etc
3. (transitive)
to put into order
4. (transitive) insurance
to determine the amount payable in settlement of (a claim)

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see synonyms of adjust
verb transitive
to change so as to fit, conform, make suitable, etc.
to make accurate by regulating
to adjust a watch
to settle or arrange rightly
to adjust accounts
to resolve or bring into accord
to adjust differences
to decide how much is to be paid in settling (an insurance claim)
6.  Military
to correct (the gun sight, one's aim, etc.) in firing
verb intransitive
to come into conformity, as with one's surroundings; become suited, as to one's associates, circumstances, etc.

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see synonyms of adjust
v. ad·just·ed, ad·just·ing, ad·justs
a. To move or change (something) so as to be in a more effective arrangement or desired condition: adjust the timing of a car's engine; adjust a hearing aid to amplify lower frequencies.
b. To change so as to be suitable to or conform with something else: adjusted the schedule to allow for everyone's vacation plans; adjusted the old monetary figures to account for inflation. See Synonyms at adapt.
2. In chiropractic medicine, to manipulate (the spine and other body structures) to treat disorders and restore normal function of the nervous system.
3. To decide how much is to be paid on (an insurance claim).
To become adapted or accustomed, as to a new situation: Have you adjusted to working with your new colleagues?

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