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Meaning of ADJUST

Pronunciation:  u'just

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
  2. [v]  alter so as to achieve accuracy; regulate; "Adjust the clock, please"
  3. [v]  make correspondent or conformable; "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"
  4. [v]  place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
  5. [v]  decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

ADJUST is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adapt, aline, conform, line up, set
 Antonyms: skew
 See Also: acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize, accommodate, adjudicate, align, assimilate, attune, calibrate, change, change orientation, citify, collimate, concenter, concentre, coordinate, correct, decide, decompress, depressurise, depressurize, fine-tune, fit, focalise, focalize, focus, graduate, harmonise, harmonize, justify, linearise, linearize, match, modulate, obey, ordinate, orient, plumb, pressurise, pressurize, proportion, readapt, readjust, realign, realine, reconcile, rectify, regulate, reorient, reset, resolve, right, settle, sharpen, square, sync, synchronise, synchronize, temper, time, trim, true, true up, tune, tune up, zero, zero in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*just"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adjusted}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Adjusting}.] [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}.]
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.

Syn: To adapt; suit; arrange; regulate; accommodate; set
     right; rectify; settle.

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