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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. 2017.
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  • She knelt, and began to wash the grime from his face, to cleanse the wound on his head, and readjust the bandage.

    The Heart of Thunder Mountain Edfrid A. Bingham
  • Dock was disappointed, and began to climb the rocks to readjust the plank.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • Perhaps even a certain intimacy were better; it might serve to readjust certain illusions that lingered in the memory.

    The Salamander Owen Johnson
  • He lifted his shaking hand, and put it to his lips, as though to readjust himself.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • Everything seemed suddenly out of focus; and it was hard to readjust vision to the newer order of things.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • Poor Mallare, who must readjust his vocabulary to coherences.

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
  • He was still looking at her, trying to readjust his old ideas and ideals of Sylvia Bailey to her present environment.

    The Chink in the Armour Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • At the mouth of a communication Hawke paused to readjust his burden.

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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