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ad·just

adjust

 
 
pronunciation:
juhst
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: adjusted, adjusting, adjusts
definition 1: to bring to a more fitting or more correct state, relationship, position, or the like.
You can easily adjust your seat belt if it's uncomfortable.
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synonyms:
adapt, align, fit, proportion, regulate, right, set, suit
antonyms:
derange, disorder
similar words:
accommodate, alter, change, conform, correct, fashion, fine-tune, fix, key, modify, modulate, mold, repair, shape
definition 2: to change or adapt.
They will have to adjust their behavior when they go to that new school.
synonyms:
accommodate, adapt, alter, fashion, fit, modify
similar words:
change, coordinate, key, modulate, mold, shape
definition 3: in insurance, to settle (a claim).
The company is still adjusting flood claims.
synonyms:
settle
similar words:
arbitrate, finalize, redress, resolve
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to fit into or adapt oneself to conditions.
I have never really adjusted to this cold climate.
synonyms:
acclimate, accommodate, adapt, conform, fit
similar words:
assimilate, coordinate, naturalize, orient, suit
definition 2: to become adapted.
synonyms:
acclimate, accommodate, adapt
similar words:
alter, assimilate, conform, modify, suit
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derivations: adjustable (adj.), adjustably (adv.), adjuster (n.)
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