adjusted

[ uh-juhs-tid ]SEE DEFINITION OF adjusted

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADJUSTED

In growth all is adjusted to capacity; it is not meant to shock, force, or frighten.

(b) How should they be adjusted for cooking on top of the stove?

"He's as good as we could make him," answered the Trainer, as he adjusted the weight cloth.

A few details had to be adjusted to compensate for Kingozi's lack of eyes.

The preliminaries of the negotiation were adjusted at this interview.

Even Miss Ware smiled a little, and adjusted her gold beads.

Then he tucked her hand snugly under his arm, and she adjusted her step to suit his.

He adjusted his gold-rimmed pince-nez, in order to make a closer scrutiny.

Jed took the letter and, with a hand which shook a little, adjusted his glasses and read.

The assistant took the glasses, adjusted them, and looked as directed.

WORD 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.

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