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verb (used with object)
  1. to adjust again or anew; rearrange.
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Origin of readjust

First recorded in 1735–45; re- + adjust
Related formsre·ad·just·a·ble, adjectivere·ad·just·er, noun
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Related Words

adjust, regulate, alter, adapt, reconcile, methodize, reacclimate

Examples from the Web for readjusted

Historical Examples

  • He readjusted the keys and his face became thoughtful again.

    The Mind Master

    Arthur J. Burks

  • He readjusted the slide rule and slid the hairline over a bit.

    Islands of Space

    John W Campbell

  • Since the unification of Italy the railways have been readjusted to the needs of commerce.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • Mr. Wagge's readjusted glance stopped in confusion at her waist.


    John Galsworthy

  • Even so, though, things must be different when the minds of people had readjusted.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for readjusted


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