Adjust meaning

ə-jŭst
To become adapted or accustomed, as to a new situation.

Have you adjusted to working with your new colleagues?

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To make accurate by regulating.

To adjust a watch.

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To settle or arrange rightly.

To adjust accounts.

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To resolve or bring into accord.

To adjust differences.

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To decide how much is to be paid in settling (an insurance claim)
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(mil.) To correct (the gun sight, one's aim, etc.) in firing.
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To come into conformity, as with one's surroundings; become suited, as to one's associates, circumstances, etc.
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In chiropractic medicine, to manipulate the spine and other body structures to treat disorders and restore normal function of the nervous system.
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To decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim.
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In chiropractic medicine, to manipulate (the spine and other body structures) to treat disorders and restore normal function of the nervous system.
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The definition of adjust means to change something to a better fit or to be more usable.

An example of adjust is to tighten the handlebars on a bicycle.

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To modify.

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

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He adjusted his initial conclusion to reflect the new data.

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(intransitive) To change to fit circumstances.

Most immigrants adjust quickly to a new community. She waited for her eyes to adjust to the darkness.

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To decide how much is to be paid on (an insurance claim).
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To change so as to fit, conform, make suitable, etc.
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Origin of adjust

  • Obsolete French adjuster from Old French ajoster from Vulgar Latin adiūxtāre to put close to Latin ad- ad- Latin iūxtā near yeug- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French adjuster, from Latin ad (“to, up to, towards”) + iustus (justus, “correct, proper, exact”)

    From Wiktionary