Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb adjust

5 senses of adjust

Sense 1
adjust, set, correct -- (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels")
       => change, alter, 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")

Sense 2
align, aline, line up, adjust -- (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")
       => reorient -- (set or arrange in a new or different determinate position; "Orient the house towards the South")

Sense 3
adjust, conform, adapt -- (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")

Sense 4
adjust -- (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")

Sense 5
adjust -- (decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim)
       => decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate -- (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")

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