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[ree-uh-juhst] /ˌri əˈdʒʌst/
verb (used with object)
to adjust again or anew; rearrange.
Origin of readjust
1735-45; re- + adjust
Related forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun Unabridged
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  • They regulate their use and re-adjust the regulations, sometimes at almost every meeting of the court.

  • For the pupil to benefit, he should re-adjust the Series for himself.

    Assimilative Memory Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • Leave Fourier and the departed in peace, and endeavor only to re-adjust the pieces of your syllogism.

    What is Property? P. J. Proudhon
  • At the time of which we speak political parties in England were trying in vain to re-adjust an equable balance.

    The Arbiter Lady F. E. E. Bell
  • The government is determined to re-adjust conditions out here–to enforce this new law to the letter.

    The Coming of the Law Charles Alden Seltzer
  • The quagga would soon stop, and he could then repair the bit, and re-adjust the bridle which he still held in his hands.

    The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid
  • They could adjust their course with the jets, check with instruments, and re-adjust—again and again.

    Comet's Burial Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for re-adjust


to adjust or adapt (oneself or something) again, esp after an initial failure
Derived Forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun
readjustment, noun
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Word Origin and History for re-adjust

also readjust, 1742, from re- "back, again" + adjust. Related: Readjusted; readjusting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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