Definition of Adjust

1. Verb. Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard. "Correct the alignment of the front wheels"

2. Verb. Place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight. "Align the sheets of paper on the table"
Exact synonyms: Align, Aline, Line Up
Specialized synonyms: Address, Synchronise, Synchronize, Realign, Realine, True, True Up, Collimate, Concenter, Concentre, Focalise, Focalize, Focus
Generic synonyms: Reorient
Derivative terms: Alignment
Antonyms: Skew

3. Verb. Adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions. "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

4. Verb. Make correspondent or conformable. "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt
Derivative terms: Adjustable, Adjustment

5. Verb. Decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim.
Generic synonyms: Adjudicate, Decide, Resolve, Settle
Derivative terms: Adjustment, Adjustor

Definition of Adjust

1. v. t. To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent or conformable; to bring into proper relations; as, to adjust a garment to the body, or things to a standard.

Definition of Adjust

1. Verb. (transitive) To modify. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To improve or rectify. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To settle an insurance claim. ¹

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Definition of Adjust

1. to bring to a more satisfactory state [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Adjust

1. 1. To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent or conformable; to bring into proper relations; as, to adjust a garment to the body, or things to a standard. 2. To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system. "Adjusting the orthography." (Johnson) 3. To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted. 4. To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope or microscope. Synonym: To adapt, suit, arrange, regulate, accommodate, set right, rectify, settle. Origin: OF. Ajuster, ajoster (whence F. Ajouter to add), LL. Adjuxtare to fit; fr. L. Ad + juxta near; confused later with L. Ad and justus just, right, whence F. Ajuster to adjust. See Just, v. T. And cf. Adjute. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adjust

adjust (current term)
adjustable articulator
adjustable spanner
adjustable spanners
adjustable wrench
adjusting entry

Literary usage of Adjust

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"In making adjustments, adjust per plain glass adjustment, page 436, ... adjust for straight beam. H, Macbeth: Horizontal prisms throw light on center of ..."

2. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"In this experiment, close switches S, and Sr, adjust the pressure by the ... In test, close the switch S0 and adjust the pressure by be resistance R,, ..."

3. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate, New Jersey, Legislature, Idaho Legislature. Senate (1921)
"451) entitled "An act to authorize the Canal Board to compromise, settle and adjust the claim and demands of water power claimants and owners of water power ..."

4. The diplomatic protection of citizens abroad or the law of international claims by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"Measures to be Adopted to adjust Conflicts of Nationality. The legal and diplomatic difficulties engendered by the status known as dual allegiance will have ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1903)
"We know of no better authority to determine the proper ratio and 57 LRA adjust the burdens of taxation in proportion to the expense imposed and benefits ..."

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