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Definitions and Synonyms of adjust | Another word for adjust | What is adjust?

Definition 1: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard - [verb of change]

Samples where adjust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Adjust the clock, please
  • correct the alignment of the front wheels

Synonyms for adjust in the sense of this definition

(adjust is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of adjust ) fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of

"regulate the temperature" "modulate the pitch"

(... is a kind of adjust ) put (an image) into focus

"Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

(... is a kind of adjust ) make synchronous and adjust in time or manner

"Let's synchronize our efforts"

(... is a kind of adjust ) increase the pressure in or of

"The captain will pressurize the cabin for the passengers' comfort"

(... is a kind of adjust ) decrease the pressure of

"depressurize the cabin in the air plane"

(... is a kind of adjust ) make correspond or harmonize

"Match my sweater"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical

(... is a kind of adjust ) bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation

"align the wheels of my car" "ordinate similar parts"

(... is a kind of adjust ) bring into consonance or accord

"harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"

(... is a kind of adjust ) make linear or get into a linear form

"a catalyst linearizes polyethylene"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust the spaces between words

"justify the margins"

(... is a kind of adjust ) set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

"set clocks or instruments"

(... is a kind of adjust ) regulate or set the time of

"time the clock"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust in size relative to other things

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust the pitch (of pianos)

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust the pitches of (musical instruments)

"My piano needs to be tuned"

(... is a kind of adjust ) make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

"calibrate an instrument" "graduate a cylinder"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust for (better) functioning

"tune the engine"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time

"The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)

"He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust again after an initial failure

(... is a kind of adjust ) accustom to urban ways

"Immigration will citify the country?"

Definition 2: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions - [verb of change]

Samples where adjust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We must adjust to the bad economic situation

Synonyms for adjust in the sense of this definition

(adjust is a kind of ...) get or become familiar or accustomed with through experience

"I finally got used to my husband's odd habits"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust anew

"After moving back to America, he had to readjust"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adapt anew

"He readapted himself"

(... is a kind of adjust ) become similar to one's environment

"Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly"

(... is a kind of adjust ) become focussed or come into focus

"The light focused"

(... is a kind of adjust ) get used to a certain climate

"They never acclimatized in Egypt"

(... is a kind of adjust ) be equal or harmonize

"The two pieces match"

(... is a kind of adjust ) be obedient to

(... is a kind of adjust ) cause to match, as of ideas or acts

Definition 3: make correspondent or conformable - [verb of change]

Samples where adjust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Adjust your eyes to the darkness

(adjust is a kind of ...) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

Definition 4: place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight - [verb of change]

Samples where adjust or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • align the car with the curb
  • align the sheets of paper on the table

Synonyms for adjust in the sense of this definition

(adjust is a kind of ...) set or arrange in a new or different determinate position

"Orient the house towards the South"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting

(... is a kind of adjust ) cause to indicate the same time or rate

"synchronize your watches"

(... is a kind of adjust ) align anew or better

"The surgeon realigned my jaw after the accident"

(... is a kind of adjust ) make level, square, balanced, or concentric

"true up the cylinder of an engine"

(... is a kind of adjust ) adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)

(... is a kind of adjust ) bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

Definition 5: decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim - [verb of cognition]

(adjust is a kind of ...) bring to an end; settle conclusively

"The case was decided" "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff" "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"

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