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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adjust  \Ad*just"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Adjusted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Adjusting}.]  [OF.  ajuster  ajoster  (whence  F.  ajouter  to 
  add),  LL  adjuxtare  to  fit  fr  L.  ad  +  juxta  near  confused 
  later  with  L.  ad  and  justus  just  right  whence  F.  ajuster  to 
  adjust  See  {Just},  v.  t.  and  cf  {Adjute}.] 
  1.  To  make  exact;  to  fit  to  make  correspondent  or 
  conformable;  to  bring  into  proper  relations;  as  to  adjust 
  a  garment  to  the  body,  or  things  to  a  standard. 
 
  2.  To  put  in  order  to  regulate,  or  reduce  to  system. 
 
  Adjusting  the  orthography.  --Johnson. 
 
  3.  To  settle  or  bring  to  a  satisfactory  state,  so  that 
  parties  are  agreed  in  the  result;  as  to  adjust  accounts; 
  the  differences  are  adjusted. 
 
  4.  To  bring  to  a  true  relative  position,  as  the  parts  of  an 
  instrument;  to  regulate  for  use  as  to  adjust  a  telescope 
  or  microscope. 
 
  Syn:  To  adapt;  suit;  arrange;  regulate;  accommodate;  set 
  right  rectify;  settle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adjust 
  v  1:  alter  slightly,  esp.  to  achieve  accuracy;  regulate;  "Adjust 
  the  clock,  please"  [syn:  {set}] 
  2:  place  in  a  line  or  arrange  so  as  to  be  parallel;  "align  the 
  car  with  the  curb";  "align  the  sheets  of  paper  on  the 
  table"  [syn:  {align},  {aline},  {line  up}]  [ant:  {skew}] 
  3:  get  accustomed  or  used  (to  something);  "We  never  adapted  to 
  life  in  the  U.S."  [syn:  {adapt}] 
  4:  adapt  or  conform  oneself;  "We  must  adjust  to  the  bad 
  economic  situation"  [syn:  {conform},  {adapt}] 
  5:  make  correspondent  or  conformable;  "Adjust  your  eyes  to  the 
  darkness" 




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