American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To change so as to match or fit; cause to correspond.
- v. To bring into proper relationship.
- v. To adapt or conform, as to new conditions: "unable to adjust themselves to their environment” ( Karl A. Menninger). See Synonyms at adapt.
- v. To bring the components of into a more effective or efficient calibration or state: adjust the timing of a car's engine.
- v. In chiropracty, to manipulate (the spine and other body structures) to treat disorders and restore normal function of the nervous system.
- v. To decide how much is to be paid on (an insurance claim).
- v. To adapt oneself; conform.
- v. To achieve a psychological balance with regard to one's external environment, one's needs, and the demands of others.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fit, as one thing to another; make correspondent or conformable; adapt; accommodate: as, to adjust things to a standard.
- To put in order; regulate or reduce to system; bring to a proper state or position: as, to adjust a scheme; to adjust affairs; “adjusting the orthography,” Johnson.
- To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result: as, to adjust accounts.
- To put forward; suggest.
- To add. Caxton. Synonyms To suit, arrange, dispose, trim, proportion, balance, conform, set right, rectify, reconcile.
- v. transitive To modify.
- v. transitive To improve or rectify.
- v. transitive To settle an insurance claim.
- v. intransitive To change to fit circumstances.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent or conformable; to bring into proper relations.
- v. To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system.
- v. To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result
- v. To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use.
- v. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
- v. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
- v. decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim
- v. make correspondent or conformable
- v. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
- From Middle French adjuster, from Latin ad ("to, up to, towards") + iustus (justus, "correct, proper, exact") (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete French adjuster, from Old French ajoster, from Vulgar Latin *adiūxtāre, to put close to : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin iūxtā, near; see yeug- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Could Pittman adjust from a 4-3 defense to fit seamlessly into Crennel's 3-4 scheme?”
“Can a defensive lineman adjust from a 4-3 defense to fit seamlessly into the Browns '3-4 scheme?”
“Some people just have to adjust from the type "A" self defense type of lifestyle.”
“Now, most designer labels adjust only sizing, colors and fit to suit different markets.”
“Banks will be subject to new restraints on lending but will have more than eight years to adjust, which is longer than anticipated.”
“(So the labels adjust automatically as you reorder pages and / or add / remove pages, or alter some document attributes.”
“With cheaper-specced trailers, the adjuster extending from the ram to the brake drums is on a splined shaft and the only way to adjust is to remove the circlip (which often involves getting the gas torch out).”
“Rather than helping major record labels adjust to the changing market, it continually, repeatedly and publicly destroyed its own reputation and the reputation of the labels -- each time shrinking their potential market by blaming the very people they should have been working to turn into customers.”
“It also has a motion detection feature that will automaticall adjust the settings of the camera to prevent you from taking those awful blurry pictures.”
“Unfortunately, the school world is mainly a verbal, s y m b o l i c world, and learners like G a r y must adjust, that is, put aside their best way of learning and learn the way the school decrees.”
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