verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- adjunct professor,
- adjustable spanner,
- adjustable-rate mortgage
Origin of adjust
Examples from the Web for adjust
Have a plan but be flexible and adjust to emerging realities.
In the best cases, they model and teach how to adjust and adapt appropriately.
Attending a Mile High event is akin to being abruptly thrown into an ongoing play and having to adjust your behavior accordingly.
Many of the boys had been drugged or tricked into coming to the center, and to watch them adjust was very difficult.China Doesn't Want You to See the Internet Addiction Film 'Web Junkie'|Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Crumbs tried to adjust by closing stores, cutting costs, and seeking to license its name.
King Philip agreed to meet this council in a new attempt to adjust all their difficulties.King Philip|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Then he told her how to adjust her spark-gap and tune the instrument to any given wave-length.The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol|Lewis E. Theiss
In the case of rapid-fire guns explain how to adjust firing mechanism, percussion, and electric (if so equipped).The Gunner's Examiner|Harold E. Cloke
She wandered from room to room, aimlessly, trying to adjust herself to their solitude.Sanctuary|Edith Wharton
It is, therefore, a problem to adjust relative demands to supplies of the different products.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
Word Origin for adjust
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.