Synonyms for adjusts

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

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Définition of adjusts

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 :
  • The manduck hoists the weight from the bottom and adjusts it for the next descent.
  • Extract from : « East of Suez » by Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • Next he adjusts his receiving circuits for a number of wave lengths.
  • Extract from : « Historic Inventions » by Rupert S. Holland
  • Zoe runs to the chandelier and, crooking her leg, adjusts the mantle.
  • Extract from : « Ulysses » by James Joyce
  • He so adjusts his wings to the moving currents that he hangs stationary upon them.
  • Extract from : « Riverby » by John Burroughs
  • He adjusts his feet to a better position, and this makes a noise!
  • Extract from : « The Montessori Method » by Maria Montessori
  • She adjusts her gown to her fancy, and her attitude is perfect.
  • Extract from : « Juggernaut » by George Cary Eggleston
  • Mr. MacFurdle, on receiving my memo, adjusts his scarfpin and calls his secretary.
  • Extract from : « Of All Things » by Robert C. Benchley
  • He also is the authority who adjusts all claims or controversies with customers.
  • Extract from : « The Romance of a Great Store » by Edward Hungerford
  • Nor need they trouble about the length of rope, for that adjusts itself.
  • Extract from : « Marvels of Scientific Invention » by Thomas W. Corbin
  • Sir Leicester rises, adjusts her scarf about her, and returns to his seat.
  • Extract from : « Bleak House » by Charles Dickens

Antonyms for adjusts

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