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[v] adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
[v] alter so as to achieve accuracy; regulate; "Adjust the clock, please"
[v] make correspondent or conformable; "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"
[v] place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
[v] decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

Synonyms

adapt, aline, conform, line up, set

Antonyms

skew

Misc. Definitions

\Ad*just"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adjusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adjusting}.] [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}.]
1. 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.
2. To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system. Adjusting the orthography. --Johnson.
3. To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted.
4. To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope or microscope. Syn: To adapt; suit; arrange; regulate; accommodate; set right; rectify; settle.

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