Synonyms for adjusting

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

Top 10 synonyms for adjusting Other synonyms for the word adjusting

Définition of adjusting

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 :
  • While he was adjusting this development, another knock came on his door.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It is simply the taking of a point of view, and adjusting the life to it.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • "I beg the fauvour of your name, sir," said the stranger, adjusting his collar.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "But I've got somethin' else to say," she continued, adjusting her feet more comfortably.
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
  • Then, adjusting his eyeglass in a leisurely manner, he walked out of the room.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • After adjusting it in a hurried manner, she went to the Queen.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete » by Duc de Saint-Simon
  • Adjusting his glasses, he inspected the Corot in silence for a few minutes.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Warren's Wards » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The repairman should be very slow in adjusting generator outputs.
  • Extract from : « The Automobile Storage Battery » by O. A. Witte
  • Perhaps the very greatest is a change in the mode of adjusting wages.
  • Extract from : « Social Justice Without Socialism » by John Bates Clark
  • "She knows nothing of it," said the boy, adjusting his sword-knot.
  • Extract from : « The Daltons, Volume II (of II) » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for adjusting

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