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adjust

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Verb (transitive)
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ad=just

CIDE DICTIONARY

adjustv. t. [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.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system.  [1913 Webster]
    "Adjusting the orthography."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope or microscope.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To adapt; suit; arrange; regulate; accommodate; set right; rectify; settle.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adjust, v.
1 tr. a arrange; put in the correct order or position. b regulate, esp. by a small amount.
2 tr. (usu. foll. by to) make suitable.
3 tr. harmonize (discrepancies).
4 tr. assess (loss or damages).
5 intr. (usu. foll. by to) make oneself suited to; become familiar with (adjust to one's surroundings).

Derivative
adjustable adj. adjustability n. adjuster n. adjustment n.
Etymology
F adjuster f. OF ajoster ult. f. L juxta near

THESAURUS

adjust

abate, accept, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, accustom, adapt, adapt to, addict, adjust, adjust to, agree with, alter, ameliorate, arbitrate, arrange, arrange matters, assimilate, assimilate to, assuage, attune, balance, be guided by, bend, better, box in, break, break in, break up, bring to terms, bring together, bulk, button up, cancel, capacitate, case harden, change, chart, chime in with, circumscribe, close, close up, close with, codify, compensate, comply, comply with, compose, compound, compromise, conclude, condition, condone, confirm, conform, convert, coordinate, cop out, correct, correspond, countenance, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, cut to, deform, denature, diminish, discipline, diversify, domesticate, domesticize, duck responsibility, enable, enlarge, equalize, equate, equip, establish, evade responsibility, even, even up, fall in with, familiarize, fasten up, fit, fix, fix up, follow, furnish, gauge, gear to, gentle, get used to, give and take, give way, go by, go fifty-fifty, grade, graduate, grin and abide, group, habituate, harden, harmonize, heal the breach, hedge, hedge about, homologate, homologize, housebreak, improve, integrate, inure, key to, leaven, let go by, let pass, level, limit, make a deal, make an adjustment, make concessions, make conform, make peace, make plumb, make right, make uniform, make up, match, measure, mediate, meet, meet halfway, meliorate, methodize, mitigate, moderate, modify, modulate, mold, mutate, narrow, naturalize, normalize, obey, observe, order, organize, orient, orient the map, orientate, overlook, overthrow, palliate, patch things up, patch up, plan, play politics, poise, proportion, put in order, put in trim, put in tune, put right, put to rights, quadrate, qualify, range, rank, rationalize, re-create, reach a compromise, realign, rearrange, rebuild, reconcile, reconstruct, rectify, redesign, redress, reduce, refit, reform, regularize, regulate, regulate by, remake, renew, reshape, resolve, restore harmony, restrain, restrict, restructure, reunite, revamp, revive, rig, right, ring the changes, rise above, routinize, rub off corners, season, set, set conditions, set limits, set right, set to rights, settle, settle differences, settle with, shape, shift the scene, shrug, shrug it off, shuffle the cards, similarize, size, smooth it over, soften, sort, split the difference, square, stabilize, standardize, steady, straighten, straighten out, strike a balance, strike a bargain, submit to, subvert, suit, surrender, sync, synchronize, systematize, tailor, take the mean, take to, tally with, tame, temper, train, trim, trim to, true, true up, tune, tune up, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down, vary, weave peace between, wont, work a change, work out, worsen, yield, yield to, zip up

ROGET THESAURUS

adjust

Agreement

VB be accordant, agree, accord, harmonize, correspond, tally, respond, meet, suit, fit, befit, do, adapt itself to, fall in with, chime in with, square with, quadrate with, consort with, comport with, dovetail, assimilate, fit like a glove, fit to a tittle, fit to a T, match, become one, homologate, consent, render accordant, fit, suit, adapt, accommodate, graduate, adjust, dress, regulate, readjust, accord, harmonize, reconcile, fadge, dovetail, square.

Equality

VB be equal, equal, match, reach, keep pace with, run abreast, come to, amount to, come up to, be on a level with, lie on a level with, balance, cope with, come to the same thing, render equal, equalize level, dress, balance, equate, handicap, give points, spot points, handicap, trim, adjust, poise, fit, accommodate, adapt, strike a balance, establish equality, restore equality, restore equilibrium, readjust, stretch on the bed of Procrustes.

Preparation

VB prepare, get ready, make ready, make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation, set in order, put in order, forecast, prepare the ground, plow the ground, dress the ground, till the soil, cultivate the soil, predispose, sow the seed, lay a train, dig a mine, lay the groundwork, fix the groundwork, lay the basis, fix the basis, lay the foundations, fix the foundations, dig the foundations, erect the scaffolding, lay the first stone, roughhew, cut out work, block out, hammer out, lick into shape, elaborate, mature, ripen, mellow, season, bring to maturity, nurture, hatch, cook, brew, temper, anneal, smelt, barbecue, infumate, maturate, equip, arm, man, fit-out, fit up, furnish, rig, dress, garnish, betrim, accouter, array, fettle, fledge, dress up, furbish up, brush up, vamp up, refurbish, sharpen one's tools, trim one's foils, set, prime, attune, whet the knife, whet the sword, wind up, screw up, adjust, put in trim, put in train, put in gear, put in working order, put in tune, put in a groove for, put in harness, pack, train, inure, breed, prepare for, rehearse, make provision for, take steps, take measures, take precautions, provide, provide against, beat up for recruits, open the door to, set one's house in order, make all snug, clear the decks, clear for action, close one's ranks, shuffle the cards, prepare oneself, serve an apprenticeship, lay oneself out for, get into harness, gird up one's loins, buckle on one's armor, reculer pour mieux sauter, prime and load, shoulder arms, get the steam up, put the horses to, guard against, make sure against, forearm, make sure, prepare for the evil day, have a rod in pickle, provide against a rainy day, feather one's nest, lay in provisions, make investments, keep on foot, be prepared, be ready, hold oneself in readiness, keep one's powder dry, lie in wait for, anticipate, principiis obstare, veniente occurrere morbo.

Order

VB be in order, become in order, form, fall in, draw up, arrange itself, range itself, place itself, fall into one's place, take one's place, take one's rank, rally round, adjust, methodize, regulate, systematize.

Compromise

VB compromise, commute, compound, take the mean, split the difference, meet one halfway, give and take, come to terms, submit to arbitration, abide by arbitration, patch up, bridge over, arrange, straighten out, adjust, differences, agree, make the best of, make a virtue of necessity, take the will for the deed.


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