verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of adjust
Synonyms for adjust
Related Words for adjustconform, fine-tune, accustom, fix, modify, accommodate, tailor, adapt, regulate, alter, tighten, balance, overhaul, correct, readjust, improve, standardize, allocate, coordinate, compose
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Contemporary Examples of 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.Join The Mile High (Dining) Club
September 26, 2014
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
Crumbs tried to adjust by closing stores, cutting costs, and seeking to license its name.The Cupcake Boom’s Sugar High Finally Crashes
July 8, 2014
Historical Examples of adjust
Miss Jennie sank gracefully into her own, and allowed him to adjust the wraps around her.A Woman Intervenes
It was dim-lighted; but his eyes had never had to adjust themselves to any other light.
He learned to adjust himself in many ways to his new mode of life.
It had to be uttered once in a life, to adjust the lopsidedness of the world.Howards End
E. M. Forster
There, monsieur, if you please, we will adjust our differences.Bardelys the Magnificent
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.