What is the meaning of adjust?


  • Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard.
    • usage: "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
  • Place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight.
    • usage: "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
  • Adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions.
    • usage: "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
  • Make correspondent or conformable.
    • usage: "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"
  • Decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). adjust. Retrieved April 25, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/adjust/definitions/1254840
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "adjust" http://smartdefine.org/adjust/definitions/1254840 (accessed April 25, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, adjust, Smart Define, viewed 25 April, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/adjust/definitions/1254840>.
MLAWordNet. "adjust" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 April 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/adjust/definitions/1254840>
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