Verb adjust Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


adjust (third-person singular simple present adjusts, present participle adjusting, simple past and past participle adjusted)

  1. (transitive) To modify.
  2. (transitive) To improve or rectify.
  3. (transitive) To settle an insurance claim.
  4. (intransitive) To change to fit circumstances.

More definition: change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate, to adjust expenses to income. put in good working order; regulate; bring to a proper state or position, to adjust an instrument. settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result, to adjust our differences.

4.Insurance. to determine the amount to be paid in settlement of (a claim). systematize.

6.Military. to correct the elevation or deflection of (a gun). adapt oneself; become adapted, They had no problems in adjusting at the new school.

1. (transitive) to alter slightly, esp to achieve accuracy; regulate, to adjust the television

2. to adapt, as to a new environment, etc

3. (transitive) to put into order

4. (transitive) (insurance) to determine the amount payable in settlement of (a claim) Derived Formsadjustable, adjectiveadjustably, adverbadjuster, noun Word OriginC17, from Old French adjuster, from ad- to + juste right, justCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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 175

5. Meaning "to get used to" first recorded 192

4. Related, Adjusted; adjusting.


For some reason she had always thought Alex would adjust quickly to any lifestyle.

It didn't take long for Lisa to adjust to her new job.

Now I'm able to adjust my method of operation accordingly.

She said to tell you not to worry, you'll adjust, okay?

It'll take a while for you to adjust and for them to adjust to someone new.

She'd have time and space to adjust without the added confusion of him.

A'Ran turned to adjust her stance before returning to the same pose.

The cell was used for two purposes: to give people who had learned Jackson and Sarah's secret time to adjust before being set loose or influenced to forget, and to hold newly turned vampires until they could be trusted to not wipe out the population of a small city.

Carmen would probably eventually warm to that alternative, but she needed time to adjust to the idea.

She waited for her eyes to adjust and squinted around her.

Before making his phone call, he ordered a Coors just to get a feel for the place and adjust his eyes to the meager light.

He's had longer to adjust to the idea.

Was he beginning to adjust to the idea?

Think how difficult it would be for the boy to adjust with all this going on.

Does it take more time to adjust while you're married than it does when you're engaged?

The cloud-like bedding cushioned her while the bed seemed to adjust to her shape.

Closely allied to the question of safety is the problem of preventing jolting at curves; and to obtain easy running it is necessary not merely to adjust the levels of the rails in respect to one another, but to tail off one curve into the next in such a :nanner as to avoid any approach to abrupt lateral changes of direction.

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