Crumbs tried to adjust by closing stores, cutting costs, and seeking to license its name.
Joan attempts to adjust to maternity leave and the demands of raising a baby while her husband, Greg, is away at war.
That is, the rest of the P5 had to adjust to what was politically acceptable to the Obama administration.
You settle on the price, and then, when the inspector says the roof is pretty much done, you adjust the price accordingly.
Now, states from Pennsylvania to Florida are facing political and public pressure as they scramble to adjust local laws.
Plantamour found it impracticable to adjust a disk until the times of swing about each knife edge were equal.
He had to adjust the claims of churches to spiritual authority.
In order to adjust matters there is a tendency in some quarters to belittle the work of the great Josiah.
A good carter, for his part, is able to adjust his labour to his locality.
Any schoolboy could adjust a piece of string to act unfailingly.
late 14c., ajusten, "to correct, remedy;" reborrowed by c.1600 in sense "arrange, settle, compose," from Middle French adjuster, Old French ajouter "to join" (12c.), from Late Latin adjuxtare "to bring near," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + juxta "next," related to jungere "to join" (see jugular).
Influenced by folk etymology derivation from Latin iustus "just, equitable, fair." Meaning "to arrange (something) so as to conform with (a standard or another thing)" is from 1660s. Insurance sense is from 1755. Meaning "to get used to" first recorded 1924. Related: Adjusted; adjusting.
adjust ad·just (ə-jŭst')
v. ad·just·ed, ad·just·ing, ad·justs
To bring into proper relationship.
To treat disorders of the spine by correcting slight dislocations between vertebrae using chiropractic techniques.