adjust adjust  /ə ˈdʒəst/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
  2. (v) place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
  3. (v) adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
  4. (v) make correspondent or conformable
  5. (v) decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

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Usage(s):

  1. Slaughterhouse-Five: For Vonnegut, man's worst folly is a persistent attempt to adjust, smoothly, rationally, to the unthinkable.
  2. Alber often goes down to the store from his studio above it to speak to his customers or adjust the length of a skirt or the size of a hoop earring.
  3. To get by in China, a citizen learns to adjust to the gulf between the truth and the official truth.

News

  1. Does Derrick Rose Need to Adjust His Game to Stay Healthy for Chicago Bulls?

    It has been quite a long while since we’ ve seen Derrick Rose in a Chicago Bulls uniform. Quite frankly, even when he was last playing, he was amidst a 2011-12 season that was laden with bumps and bruises. How can he eliminate these health woes from his young career? More specifically, does the Bulls superstar need to adjust his game to stay healthy? This is a valid question, namely because of ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Defected Cuban dancers adjust to U.S., seek work

    Defected Cuban dancers adjust to U.S., seek work Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:15 am, Friday, June 14, 2013 MIAMI (AP) — They practice in the back of a dance studio next to a Wendy's restaurant in a strip mall. Six ballet dancers leap across the floor, hidden from view ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. BAE Must Adjust its Cost Base: New Chairman

    BAE Systems must adjust its cost-base, according to newly appointed chairman, Roger Carr, amid ongoing cuts to defense budgets across the Western world.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNBC

Quotes

  1. "The president, as commander in chief, always has the option to adjust his decisions," Gates answered.
    on Dec 3, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Washington Post

  2. Obama's 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe, said Huntsman is a Republican who "seems to understand the party has to adjust _ not stubbornly believe that everything is OK and it is the country that has to change."
    on May 15, 2009 By: David Plouffe Source: Washington Post

  3. "Given the financial damage to date, I cannot see how we can avoid a significant rise in layoffs and unemployment," Greenspan said. "Fearful American households are attempting to adjust, as best they can, to a rapid contraction in credit...
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Alan Greenspan Source: USA Today

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