1. [ verb ] alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Synonyms: correct set

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Related terms: change correct regulate set calibrate match harmonize focus tune synchronize attune align pressurize zero time readjust zero depressurize temper trim lubricate plumb time tune citify linearize justify modulate proportion adjustment
2. [ verb ] get accustomed or used (to something)
Synonyms: adapt

"We never adapted to life in the U.S."

Related terms: change acclimatize
3. [ verb ] adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
Synonyms: adapt conform

"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

Related terms: change obey readjust assimilate square readapt acclimatize focus match adjustment adaptation
4. [ verb ] place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel
Synonyms: align line_up aline

"align the car with the curb" "align the sheets of paper on the table"

Related terms: skew change_orientation realign concenter address true synchronise collimate alignment
5. [ verb ] make correspondent or conformable

"Adjust your eyes to the darkness"

Related terms: adapt alteration
6. [ verb ] decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim
Related terms: decide allowance
Similar spelling:   adjustor