verb (used with object)
to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate:
to adjust expenses to income.
to put in good working order; regulate; bring to a proper state or position:
to adjust an instrument.
to settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result:
to adjust our differences.
Insurance. to determine the amount to be paid in settlement of (a claim).
Military. to correct the elevation or deflection of (a gun).
verb (used without object)
to adapt oneself; become adapted:
They had no problems in adjusting at the new school.
[uh-juhs-tid] /əˈdʒʌs tɪd/
arranged or fitted properly:
Properly adjusted shelving will accommodate books of various heights.
adapted to surroundings or circumstances (often used in combination):
a well-adjusted child.
(transitive) to alter slightly, esp to achieve accuracy; regulate: to adjust the television
to adapt, as to a new environment, etc
(transitive) to put into order
(transitive) (insurance) to determine the amount payable in settlement of (a claim)
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.
adjust ad·just (ə-jŭst’)
v. ad·just·ed, ad·just·ing, ad·justs
[uh-juhst] /əˈdʒʌst/ verb (used with object) 1. to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate: to adjust expenses to income. 2. to put in good working order; regulate; bring to a proper state or position: to adjust an instrument. 3. to settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties […]
[ad-min-uh-strey-shuh n] /ædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the management of any office, business, or organization; direction. 2. the function of a political state in exercising its governmental duties. 3. the duty or duties of an in exercising the executive functions of the position. 4. the management by an of such duties. 5. a body of […]
[mis-uh d-vahyz] /ˌmɪs ədˈvaɪz/ verb (used with object), misadvised, misadvising. 1. to give bad or inappropriate advice to.
[mis-uh d-ven-cher] /ˌmɪs ədˈvɛn tʃər/ noun 1. an instance of bad fortune; mishap. /ˌmɪsədˈvɛntʃə/ noun 1. an unlucky event; misfortune 2. (law) accidental death not due to crime or negligence n. late 13c., misaventure, from Old French mesaventure (12c.) “accident, mishap,” from mesavenir “to turn out badly;” see mis- (2) + adventure (n.).