HyperDic: adjust

English > 5 senses of the word adjust:
VERBchangeadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
changeadjust, align, aline, line upplace in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
changeadjust, conform, adaptadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
changeadjustmake correspondent or conformable
cognitionadjustdecide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim
adjust > pronunciation
Soundsahjhah'st
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
English > adjust: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"Adjust the clock, please"
Synonymsset, correct
Narroweralign, ordinate, coordinateBring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation
attuneAdjust or accustom to
calibrate, graduate, fine-tunemake fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
citifyaccustom to urban ways / ways
depressurize, depressurise, decompressdecrease the pressure of
focus, focalize, focalise, sharpenput (an image) into focus
harmonize, harmonise, reconcileBring into consonance or accord
justifyAdjust the spaces between words
linearize, linearisemake linear or get into a linear form
match, fitmake correspond or harmonize
modulateAdjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
plumbadjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
pressurize, pressuriseincrease the pressure in or of
proportionAdjust in size relative to other things
readjust, resetAdjust again after an initial failure
regulate, modulateFix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
setset to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
synchronize, synchronise, syncmake synchronous and adjust in time or manner
temperAdjust the pitch (of pianos)
timeregulate or set the time of
timeAdjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
trimAdjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
tune, tune upAdjust the pitches of (musical instruments)
tune, tune upAdjust for (better) functioning
zero, zero inAdjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
zeroAdjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishajustar, colocar, corregir
Catalanajustar, corregir, posar bé
Adjectivesadjustablecapable of being regulated
adjustiveconducive to adjustment
Nounsadjusterone who investigates insurance ... / insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
adjustmentthe act of adjusting something to match a standard
English > adjust: 5 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningplace in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsalign, aline, line up
NarroweraddressAdjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting
collimateadjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)
concenter, concentre, focalize, focalise, focusBring into focus or alignment
realign, realinealign anew or better
synchronize, synchroniseCause to indicate the same time or rate
true, true upmake level, square, balanced, or concentric
Broaderreorientset or arrange in a new or different determinate position
OppositeskewTurn or place at an angle
Spanishajustar, alinear, arreglar
Catalanalinear
English > adjust: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
Synonymsconform, adapt
Narroweracclimatize, acclimatise, acclimateGet used to a certain climate / climate
assimilateBecome similar to one's environment
focus, focalize, focaliseBecome focussed or come into focus
matchBe equal or harmonize
obeyBe obedient to
readaptadapt anew
readjust, readaptAdjust anew
squareCause to match, as of ideas or acts
Broaderget used toGet or become familiar or accustomed with through experience
Spanishadaptarse, adaptar, ajustarse, ajustar, conformarse, conformar, regular
Catalanadaptar-se, adaptar, ajustar-se, ajustar, conformar-se
Adjectivesadjustiveconducive to adjustment
Nounsadjustmentmaking or becoming suitable
adjustmentthe process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)
English > adjust: 5 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake correspondent or conformable.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"Adjust your eyes to the darkness"
Broaderadapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Spanishajustar
Catalanajustar
Adjectivesadjustablecapable of being changed so as to match or fit
Nounsadjustmentthe act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
English > adjust: 5 senses > verb 5, cognition
Meaningdecide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderdecide, settle, resolve, adjudicateBring to an end
Spanishajustar, resolver
Nounsadjustmentan amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances
adjustorone who investigates insurance ... / insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement

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