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v. ad·just·ed, ad·just·ing, ad·justs
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).
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adjuster - one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlementadjuster - one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
investigator - someone who investigates


[əˈdʒʌstəʳ] N
1. (= device) → ajustador m, tensor m
see loss B


n (Insur) → (Schadens)sachverständige(r) mf
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The little old gentleman was the active spirit of the place, the adjuster of all differences, the promoter of all merry-makings, the dispenser of his friend's bounty, and of no small charity of his own besides; the universal mediator, comforter, and friend.
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As a former claims adjuster that worked with major carriers from the 1970s through the 1990s, I fully agree with Liles that most bad faith situations in which insurance carriers find themselves are problems that were created by the carriers' own policies or adjusters or managers.
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State auditors concluded that policyholders who hire public adjusters wound up waiting longer to resolve their claims, with figures ranging from 132 to 296 days longer than claims without public adjuster representation.
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