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ADJUST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adjust mean? 

ADJUST (verb)
  The verb ADJUST has 5 senses:

1. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
2. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
3. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
4. make correspondent or conformable
5. decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

  Familiarity information: ADJUST used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADJUST (verb)


Sense 1adjust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

adjust; correct; set

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "adjust" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "adjust"):

modulate; regulate (fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of)

focalise; focalize; focus; sharpen (put (an image) into focus)

sync; synchronise; synchronize (make synchronous and adjust in time or manner)

pressurise; pressurize (increase the pressure in or of)

decompress; depressurise; depressurize (decrease the pressure of)

fit; match (make correspond or harmonize)

plumb (adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical)

align; coordinate; ordinate (bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation)

harmonise; harmonize; reconcile (bring into consonance or accord)

linearise; linearize (make linear or get into a linear form)

justify (adjust the spaces between words)

citify (accustom to urban ways)

set (set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly)

time (regulate or set the time of)

proportion (adjust in size relative to other things)

modulate (adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of)

temper (adjust the pitch (of pianos))

tune; tune up (adjust the pitches of (musical instruments))

calibrate; fine-tune; graduate (make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring)

tune; tune up (adjust for (better) functioning)

time (adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time)

trim (adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used)

zero; zero in (adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun))

zero (adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value)

readjust; reset (adjust again after an initial failure)

attune (adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2adjust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

align; aline; adjust; line up

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "adjust" is one way to...):

reorient (set or arrange in a new or different determinate position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "adjust"):

collimate (adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument))

true; true up (make level, square, balanced, or concentric)

realign; realine (align anew or better)

synchronise; synchronize (cause to indicate the same time or rate)

address (adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting)

concenter; concentre; focalise; focalize; focus (bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3adjust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

adapt; conform; adjust

Context example:

We must adjust to the bad economic situation

Hypernyms (to "adjust" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "adjust"):

readapt; readjust (adjust anew)

square (cause to match, as of ideas or acts)

obey (be obedient to)

match (be equal or harmonize)

acclimate; acclimatise; acclimatize (get used to a certain climate)

focalise; focalize; focus (become focussed or come into focus)

assimilate (become similar to one's environment)

readapt (adapt anew)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4adjust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make correspondent or conformable

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Adjust your eyes to the darkness

Hypernyms (to "adjust" is one way to...):

accommodate; adapt (make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 5adjust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "adjust" is one way to...):

adjudicate; decide; resolve; settle (bring to an end; settle conclusively)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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