Synonyms for adjust

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-juhst
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdʒʌst

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Définition of adjust

Origin :
  • late 14c., ajusten, "to correct, remedy;" reborrowed by c.1600 in sense "arrange, settle, compose," from Middle French adjuster, Old French ajouter "to join" (12c.), from Late Latin adjuxtare "to bring near," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + juxta "next," related to jungere "to join" (see jugular).
  • Influenced by folk etymology derivation from Latin iustus "just, equitable, fair." Meaning "to arrange (something) so as to conform with (a standard or another thing)" is from 1660s. Insurance sense is from 1755. Meaning "to get used to" first recorded 1924. Related: Adjusted; adjusting.
  • verb become or make prepared, adapted
  • verb mechanically alter, especially to
  • verb bring into agreement or to a standard
Example sentences :
  • Miss Jennie sank gracefully into her own, and allowed him to adjust the wraps around her.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • It was dim-lighted; but his eyes had never had to adjust themselves to any other light.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • He learned to adjust himself in many ways to his new mode of life.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • It had to be uttered once in a life, to adjust the lopsidedness of the world.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • There, monsieur, if you please, we will adjust our differences.
  • Extract from : « Bardelys the Magnificent » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Get up and I'll show you how to adjust this type of supercharger!
  • Extract from : « A Yankee Flier Over Berlin » by Al Avery
  • All he had done was adjust the regular carburization system.
  • Extract from : « A Yankee Flier Over Berlin » by Al Avery
  • He was beginning to adjust his latest impressions to his earlier idea of her.
  • Extract from : « Audrey Craven » by May Sinclair
  • You may need to adjust your font settings for these to display properly.
  • Extract from : « Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome » by Apicius
  • It was pitch black and it took his eyes a few moments to adjust to it.
  • Extract from : « Decision » by Frank M. Robinson

Antonyms for adjust

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