adjust[ uh-juhst ]SEE DEFINITION OF adjust
Synonyms for adjust
- do as Romans do
- fiddle with
- fix up
- get act together
- get it together
- grin and bear it
- make conform
- swim with the tide
Antonyms for adjust
- mix up
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADJUST
Miss Jennie sank gracefully into her own, and allowed him to adjust the wraps around her.
It was dim-lighted; but his eyes had never had to adjust themselves to any other light.
He learned to adjust himself in many ways to his new mode of life.
It had to be uttered once in a life, to adjust the lopsidedness of the world.
There, monsieur, if you please, we will adjust our differences.
Get up and I'll show you how to adjust this type of supercharger!
All he had done was adjust the regular carburization system.
He was beginning to adjust his latest impressions to his earlier idea of her.
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It was pitch black and it took his eyes a few moments to adjust to it.
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.