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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)

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.

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."