verb (used with object)

to adjust again or anew; rearrange.

Origin of readjust

First recorded in 1735–45; re- + adjust
Related formsre·ad·just·a·ble, adjectivere·ad·just·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for re-adjust

Historical Examples of re-adjust

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

    Assimilative Memory

    Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)

  • They could adjust their course with the jets, check with instruments, and re-adjust—again and again.

    Comet's Burial

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • 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

  • Leave Fourier and the departed in peace, and endeavor only to re-adjust the pieces of your syllogism.

    What is Property?

    P. J. Proudhon

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for re-adjust



to adjust or adapt (oneself or something) again, esp after an initial failure
Derived Formsreadjustable, adjectivereadjuster, nounreadjustment, 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