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Adjust meaning

adjust - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; " Adjust the clock, please"; " correct the alignment of the front wheels"
  2. 2. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; " align the car with the curb"; " align the sheets of paper on the table"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system.
  5. 5. To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted.
  6. 6. To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope or microscope.
  7. 7. To fit; to adapt; to settle.

adjust - examples of usage

  1. The Hirlaji stood motionlessly in dimness; it took awhile for Rynason's eyes to adjust to it. - "Warlord of Kor", Terry Gene Carr.
  2. Always it takes time, and deliberate effort of the reason, to adjust our conventions to new facts; so face this fact- marriage today does not necessarily mean children, it may just mean love. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  3. He knows the extent of the armed forces available, and he can, if his total force is adequate, adjust matters to allow each component a force capable of carrying it out. - "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
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