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Definition of "adjust" []

  • To change so as to match or fit; cause to correspond. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring into proper relationship. (verb-transitive)
  • To adapt or conform, as to new conditions: "unable to adjust themselves to their environment” ( Karl A. Menninger). See Synonyms at adapt. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring the components of into a more effective or efficient calibration or state: adjust the timing of a car's engine. (verb-transitive)
  • In chiropracty, to manipulate (the spine and other body structures) to treat disorders and restore normal function of the nervous system. (verb-transitive)
  • To alter slightly, esp to achieve accuracy; regulate (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To adapt, as to a new environment, etc (verb)
  • To put into order (verb)
  • To determine the amount payable in settlement of (a claim) (verb)

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Use "adjust" in a sentence
  • "Could Pittman adjust from a 4-3 defense to fit seamlessly into Crennel's 3-4 scheme?"
  • "Can a defensive lineman adjust from a 4-3 defense to fit seamlessly into the Browns '3-4 scheme?"
  • "Some people just have to adjust from the type "A" self defense type of lifestyle."