The definition of adjust means to change something to a better fit or to be more usable.(verb)
An example of adjust is to tighten the handlebars on a bicycle.
See adjust in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ajusten < OFr ajoster, to join < a-, to + joster (see joust); infl. by OFr juste < L justus, just
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verb ad·just·ed, ad·just·ing, ad·justs verb, transitive
Origin: Obsolete French adjuster
Origin: , from Old French ajoster
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *adiūxtāre, to put close to
Origin: : Latin ad-, ad-
Origin: + Latin iūxtā, near; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.
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