Adjust - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈdʒʌst|  American pronunciation of the word adjust
Brit.  |əˈdʒʌst|  British pronunciation of the word adjust

verb

- alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard (syn: correct, set)
- place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight (syn: align, aline)
- adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions(syn: adapt, conform)

We must adjust to the bad economic situation

- make correspondent or conformable
- decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

Examples

The car is easier to drive since the clutch was adjusted.

I adjusted the volume on the radio.

She adjusted the car seat so she could reach the pedals.

Going to a new school can be difficult, but the kids will eventually adjust.

It's hard to adjust myself to the idea that she's gone.

He makes less money now, when you adjust for inflation, than he did 10 years ago.

Four were named on each side to adjust their differences.

It is difficult to adjust one's habits to someone else's.

He had to adjust to the new climate.

We adjusted our watches to local time.

They'll soon settle in - kids are very good at adjusting.

It took a few seconds for her eyes to adjust to the darkness.

My parents had trouble adjusting to living in an apartment.

It took time to adjust myself to motherhood.

Check and adjust the brakes regularly.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: adjust
he/she/it: adjusts
present participle: adjusting
past tense: adjusted
past participle: adjusted
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