adjust

(redirected from adjustments)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to adjustments: Adjustments to income

ad·just

 (ə-jŭst′)
v. ad·just·ed, ad·just·ing, ad·justs
v.tr.
1.
a. To move or change (something) so as to be in a more effective arrangement or desired condition: adjust the timing of a car's engine; adjust a hearing aid to amplify lower frequencies.
b. To change so as to be suitable to or conform with something else: adjusted the schedule to allow for everyone's vacation plans; adjusted the old monetary figures to account for inflation. See Synonyms at adapt.
2. In chiropractic medicine, to manipulate (the spine and other body structures) to treat disorders and restore normal function of the nervous system.
3. To decide how much is to be paid on (an insurance claim).
v.intr.
To become adapted or accustomed, as to a new situation: Have you adjusted to working with your new colleagues?

[Obsolete French adjuster, from Old French ajoster, from Vulgar Latin *adiūxtāre, to put close to : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin iūxtā, near; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

ad·just′a·ble adj.
ad·just′a·bly adv.
ad·just′er, ad·jus′tor n.

adjust

(əˈdʒʌst)
vb
1. (tr) to alter slightly, esp to achieve accuracy; regulate: to adjust the television.
2. to adapt, as to a new environment, etc
3. (tr) to put into order
4. (Insurance) (tr) insurance to determine the amount payable in settlement of (a claim)
[C17: from Old French adjuster, from ad- to + juste right, just]
adˈjustable adj
adˈjustably adv
adˈjuster n

ad•just

(əˈdʒʌst)

v.t.
1. to change (something) so that it fits, corresponds, or conforms; adapt; accommodate: to adjust expenses to income.
2. to put in working order or in a proper state or position: to adjust an instrument.
3. to settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result: to adjust our differences.
4. to determine the amount to be paid in settlement of (an insurance claim).
5. to systematize.
v.i.
6. to adapt oneself; become adapted: to adjust to new demands.
[1350–1400; Middle English ajusten < Anglo-French ajuster, Old French aj(o)uster to make conform to, v. derivative, with a- a-5, of juste right, just1]
ad•just′a•ble, adj.
ad•just`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ad•just′a•bly, adv.
ad•just′er, ad•jus′tor, n.
ad•just′ive, adj.
syn: adjust, adapt, alter imply making necessary or desirable changes, as in position, shape, or the like. To adjust is to make a minor change, as to move into proper position for use: to adjust the eyepiece of a telescope. To adapt is to make a change in character, or to make something useful in a new way: to adapt a method to a new task. To alter is to change the appearance but not the use: to alter a suit.

adjust

An order to the observer or spotter to initiate an adjustment on a designated target.

adjust


Past participle: adjusted
Gerund: adjusting

Imperative
adjust
adjust
Present
I adjust
you adjust
he/she/it adjusts
we adjust
you adjust
they adjust
Preterite
I adjusted
you adjusted
he/she/it adjusted
we adjusted
you adjusted
they adjusted
Present Continuous
I am adjusting
you are adjusting
he/she/it is adjusting
we are adjusting
you are adjusting
they are adjusting
Present Perfect
I have adjusted
you have adjusted
he/she/it has adjusted
we have adjusted
you have adjusted
they have adjusted
Past Continuous
I was adjusting
you were adjusting
he/she/it was adjusting
we were adjusting
you were adjusting
they were adjusting
Past Perfect
I had adjusted
you had adjusted
he/she/it had adjusted
we had adjusted
you had adjusted
they had adjusted
Future
I will adjust
you will adjust
he/she/it will adjust
we will adjust
you will adjust
they will adjust
Future Perfect
I will have adjusted
you will have adjusted
he/she/it will have adjusted
we will have adjusted
you will have adjusted
they will have adjusted
Future Continuous
I will be adjusting
you will be adjusting
he/she/it will be adjusting
we will be adjusting
you will be adjusting
they will be adjusting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adjusting
you have been adjusting
he/she/it has been adjusting
we have been adjusting
you have been adjusting
they have been adjusting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adjusting
you will have been adjusting
he/she/it will have been adjusting
we will have been adjusting
you will have been adjusting
they will have been adjusting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adjusting
you had been adjusting
he/she/it had been adjusting
we had been adjusting
you had been adjusting
they had been adjusting
Conditional
I would adjust
you would adjust
he/she/it would adjust
we would adjust
you would adjust
they would adjust
Past Conditional
I would have adjusted
you would have adjusted
he/she/it would have adjusted
we would have adjusted
you would have adjusted
they would have adjusted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.adjust - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standardadjust - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
proportion - adjust in size relative to other things
modulate - adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
temper - adjust the pitch (of pianos)
tune, tune up - adjust the pitches of (musical instruments); "My piano needs to be tuned"
calibrate, fine-tune, graduate - make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"
tune, tune up - adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine"
time - adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time; "The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"
trim - adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
zero, zero in - adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); "He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"
zero - adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
readjust, reset - adjust again after an initial failure
attune - adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with
time - regulate or set the time of; "time the clock"
set - set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; "set clocks or instruments"
regulate, modulate - fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
focalise, focalize, sharpen, focus - put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
sync, synchronize, synchronise - make synchronous and adjust in time or manner; "Let's synchronize our efforts"
pressurise, pressurize - increase the pressure in or of; "The captain will pressurize the cabin for the passengers' comfort"
depressurise, depressurize, decompress - decrease the pressure of; "depressurize the cabin in the air plane"
match, fit - make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
plumb - adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
ordinate, align, coordinate - bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"
reconcile, harmonise, harmonize - bring into consonance or accord; "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"
linearise, linearize - make linear or get into a linear form; "a catalyst linearizes polyethylene"
justify - adjust the spaces between words; "justify the margins"
citify - accustom to urban ways; "Immigration will citify the country?"
2.adjust - place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straightadjust - place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
address - adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting
synchronise, synchronize - cause to indicate the same time or rate; "synchronize your watches"
realign, realine - align anew or better; "The surgeon realigned my jaw after the accident"
true, true up - make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine"
collimate - adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)
reorient - set or arrange in a new or different determinate position; "Orient the house towards the South"
concenter, concentre, focalise, focalize, focus - bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
3.adjust - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditionsadjust - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
readjust, readapt - adjust anew; "After moving back to America, he had to readjust"
readapt - adapt anew; "He readapted himself"
assimilate - become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly"
focalise, focalize, focus - become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"
acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize - get used to a certain climate; "They never acclimatized in Egypt"
match - be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
obey - be obedient to
square - cause to match, as of ideas or acts
4.adjust - make correspondent or conformableadjust - make correspondent or conformable; "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"
adapt, accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
5.adjust - decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claimadjust - decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim
resolve, settle, adjudicate, decide - bring to an end; settle conclusively; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"

adjust

verb
1. adapt, change, settle, convert, alter, accommodate, dispose, get used, accustom, conform, reconcile, harmonize, acclimatize, familiarize yourself, attune I felt I had adjusted to the idea of being a mother very well.
2. change, order, reform, fix, arrange, alter, adapt, revise, modify, set, regulate, amend, reconcile, remodel, redress, rectify, recast, customize, make conform To attract investors the country has adjusted its tax laws.
3. modify, arrange, fix, tune (up), alter, adapt, remodel, tweak (informal), customize Liz adjusted her mirror and edged the car out.

adjust

verb
1. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use:
2. To alter for proper functioning:
fix, regulate, set, tune (up).
Music: attune.
Translations
يَتَكَيَّف، يُكَيِّف نَفْسَهيَضْبِطُيَضْبِط جِهَازَاً
nastavitpřizpůsobit (se)přizpůsobit seupravit
justereregulerestilletilpasse
sopeutua
prilagoditi
stillastilla, aîlaga
順応する
조정하다
pritaikymasreguliavimasreguliuojamassureguliuoti
noregulētpielāgotpiemērotuzstādīt
nastavitiprilagoditi se
justera
ปรับตัว
thích nghi

adjust

[əˈdʒʌst]
A. VT
1. (= regulate) [+ height, temperature, speed, knob, dial] → regular; [+ machine, engine, brakes] → ajustar
she adjusted her wing mirrorajustó el retrovisor exterior
this chair can be adjustedesta silla se puede regular
"do not adjust your set"no modifique los controles de su aparato
2. (= correct) [+ figures] → ajustar; [+ salaries, wages, prices] → reajustar
adjusted gross incomeingresos mpl brutos ajustados
the seasonally adjusted unemployment totalla tasa de desempleo desestacionalizada
we have adjusted all salaries upwards/downwardshemos hecho un reajuste de todos los salarios al alza/a la baja
3. (= change, adapt) [+ terms] → modificar
I tried to adjust my eyes to the darknessintenté que los ojos se me acostumbrasen a la oscuridad
to adjust o.s. to a new situationadaptarse a una nueva situación
4. (= arrange) [+ hat, tie, clothes] → arreglar; [+ straps] → ajustar
she adjusted her head scarfse arregló la pañoleta
5. (Insurance) [+ claim] → liquidar, tasar
B. VI [person] → adaptarse; [machine, device] → ajustarse
the boy is having trouble in adjustingel niño está teniendo dificultades para adaptarse
to adjust to sth [person] → acostumbrarse a algo, adaptarse a algo; [eyes, body] → acostumbrarse a algo
the seat adjusts to various heightsel asiento se puede regular a distintas alturas

adjust

[əˈdʒʌst]
vt
[+ machine, aerial, knob, speed, height] → régler
You can adjust the height of the chair → On peut régler la hauteur de la chaise.
[+ figures] → rectifier; [+ prices] → rajuster; [+ laws] → modifier
[+ approach] → ajuster
[+ eyes] → habituer
to adjust one's eyes to sth → habituer ses yeux à qch
[+ clothing] → rajuster
vi [person] → s'adapter
to adjust to sth [person] → s'adapter à qch; [eyes, vision] → s'adapter à qch
He adjusted to his new school very quickly → Il s'est adapté très vite à sa nouvelle école.
It takes time to adjust to being a mother → Il faut du temps pour s'adapter à la maternité.

adjust

vt
(= set) machine, engine, carburettor, brakes, height, speed, flow etceinstellen; knob, lever(richtig) stellen; (= alter) height, speedverstellen; length of clothesändern; (= correct, readjust)nachstellen; height, speed, flowregulieren; figureskorrigieren, anpassen; formula, plan, production, exchange rates, terms(entsprechend) ändern; salariesangleichen (→ to an +acc); hat, tiezurechtrücken; to adjust the lever upwards/downwardsden Hebel nach oben/unten stellen; you have to adjust this knob to regulate the ventilationSie müssen an diesem Knopf drehen, um die Ventilation zu regulieren, die Ventilation lässt sich an diesem Knopf regulieren; he adjusted the knobs on the TV seter hat die Knöpfe am Fernsehapparat richtig gestellt; do not adjust your setändern Sie nichts an der Einstellung Ihres Geräts; to adjust something to new requirements/conditions etcetw neuen Erfordernissen/Umständen etc anpassen; because of increased demand production will have to be appropriately adjusteddie Produktion muss auf die verstärkte Nachfrage abgestimmt werden or muss der verstärkten Nachfrage angepasst werden; the terms have been adjusted slightly in your favour (Brit) or favor (US) → die Bedingungen sind zu Ihren Gunsten leicht abgeändert worden; the layout can be adjusted to meet different needsdie Anordnung lässt sich je nach Bedarf ändern; we adjusted all salaries upwards/downwardswir haben alle Gehälter nach oben/unten angeglichen; would you please adjust your dress, sir (euph)ich glaube, Sie haben vergessen, etwas or Ihre Hose zuzumachen; if you could adjust the price slightly (hum)wenn wir uns vielleicht noch über den Preis unterhalten könnten; to adjust the seasoning (of something)(etw) nachwürzen
to adjust oneself to something (to new country, circumstances etc)sich einer Sache (dat)anpassen; to new requirements, demands etcsich auf etw (acc)einstellen
(= settle) differencesbeilegen, schlichten; (Insur) claimregulieren
vi
(to new country, circumstances etc) → sich anpassen (→ to +dat); (to new requirements, demands etc) → sich einstellen (→ to auf +acc)
(machine etc)sich einstellen lassen; the chair adjusts to various heightsder Stuhl lässt sich in der Höhe verstellen

adjust

[əˈdʒʌst]
1. vt (instrument, tool, speed) → regolare; (wages, prices) → modificare; (aim, tie, dress) → aggiustare
2. vi to adjust (to)adattarsi (a)

adjust

(əˈdʒast) verb
1. (often with to) to change so as to make or be better suited. He soon adjusted to his new way of life.
2. to change (the position of, setting of). Adjust the setting of the alarm clock.
aˈdjustable adjective
able to be adjusted. This car has adjustable seats.
aˈdjustment noun

adjust

يَضْبِطُ přizpůsobit (se) justere anpassen προσαρμόζω adaptarse, ajustar sopeutua s'ajuster prilagoditi regolare 順応する 조정하다 aanpassen justere dostosować ajustar адаптировать justera ปรับตัว ayarlamak thích nghi 调节

ad·just

vt. ajustar, arreglar, acomodar.

adjust

vt ajustar; (chiropractic) realizar un ajuste; vi adaptar; well-adjusted bien adaptado
References in classic literature ?
A recalcitrant metal shaper insisted on peeking from under his lapels, and his ready-made tie with its two grey satin-covered cardboard wings pushed out of sight, see-sawed, necessitating frequent adjustments.
The accidental balance on the side of Progress was far slighter and infinitely more complex and delicate in its adjustments than the people of that time suspected; but that did not alter the fact that it was an effective balance.
They seemed to be completing the adjustments of some new piece of mechanism.
Life flowed past him, deep and wide and varied, continually impinging upon his senses, demanding of him instant and endless adjustments and correspondences, and compelling him, almost always, to suppress his natural impulses.
But a more genuine feeling of relief was experienced by Devil's Ford when it was rumored that Fairfax Munroe had asked for the hand of Jessie Carr, and that some promise contingent upon the equitable adjustment of the affairs of the mine had been given by Mr.
the senator, woman and child, reversing their positions so suddenly as to come, without any very accurate adjustment, against the windows of the down-hill side.
It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.
Before you come to that,' said Traddles, a little disconcerted, 'I am afraid I thought it discreet to omit (not being able to carry everything before me) two points, in making this lawless adjustment - for it's perfectly lawless from beginning to end - of a difficult affair.
Different principles would be set up by different States for this purpose; and as they would affect the opposite interests of the parties, they might not easily be susceptible of a pacific adjustment.
Nor, in many cases, can such an adjustment be made at all without taking into view indirect and remote considerations, which will rarely prevail over the immediate interest which one party may find in disregarding the rights of another or the good of the whole.
This adjustment, I say, must have been done, and done well; done indeed for all Time, in the space of Time across which my machine had leaped.
Say what you will about the identity of the reasoning process in all branches of thought, or about the advantage of coming to subjects with a fresh mind, the adjustment of butter to flour, and of heat to pastry, is NOT the best preparation for the office of prime minister; besides, in the present imperfectly- organized state of society, there are social barriers.