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adjust   WordNet 2.0

- adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

 
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- alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
"Adjust the clock, please"
"correct the alignment of the front wheels"

 
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- make correspondent or conformable
"Adjust your eyes to the darkness"

 
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- 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"

 
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- decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

 
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Adjust   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.

 
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