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[ree-uh-juhst] /ˌri əˈdʒʌst/
verb (used with object)
to adjust again or anew; rearrange.
Origin of readjust
First recorded in 1735-45; re- + adjust
Related forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She dashed her hand across her eyes and hastily sought to readjust her sleeves.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • He must have time to readjust his mind to the horrible circumstances so suddenly revealed.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • Miss Winthrop paused to readjust a pin and the angle of her hat.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • My capital might then readjust itself, if left alone that length of time.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • Miss Metoaca paused to take breath and readjust her Fanchon bonnet.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • Dock was disappointed, and began to climb the rocks to readjust the plank.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • He lifted his shaking hand, and put it to his lips, as though to readjust himself.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • Poor Mallare, who must readjust his vocabulary to coherences.

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
British Dictionary definitions for readjust


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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