English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , borrowed from ajusten Middle French , or adjuster , from Old French Latin ad ( “ to, up to, towards ” ) + iustus ( “ correct, proper, exact ” ); Equivalent to + ad- . Probably influenced in sense by just Old French (cf. modern ajouster ), from ajouter Vulgar Latin , from *adiuxtāre Latin . The Middle English originally meant "to correct, remedy" in the late 14th century, and was reborrowed from Middle French in the early 17th century. According to another view on the etymology, the word was actually derived from Old French iuxta and then supposedly later influenced by folk etymology from Latin ajouster iustus .
Pronunciation [ edit ]
adjust ( third-person singular simple present , adjusts present participle , adjusting simple past and past participle )
( transitive ) To modify.
2013 August 10, “ A new prescription”, in , volume 408, number 8848: The Economist As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one. Morimoto's recipes are adjusted to suit the American palate.
( transitive ) To improve or rectify.
2013 June 1, “Towards the end of poverty”, in The Economist , volume 407, number 8838, page 11:  But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short. He adjusted his initial conclusion to reflect the new data.
( transitive ) To settle an insurance claim. ( intransitive ) To change to fit circumstances.
Most immigrants adjust quickly to a new community. She waited for her eyes to adjust to the darkness.
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нагласявам (bg) ( naglasjavam ), приспособявам (bg) ( prisposobjavam ) Catalan:
ajustar (ca) Chinese:
Mandarin: 調整 , (zh) 调整 (zh) ( tiáozhěng ) Czech:
upravit (cs) Dutch:
aanpassen , (nl) verstellen (nl) Esperanto:
adapti , (eo) akomodi (eo) Finnish:
mukauttaa , (fi) muuttaa , (fi) muokata , (fi) sopeuttaa (fi) French:
ajuster (fr) German:
anpassen , (de) abstimmen , (de) ausrichten , (de) justieren , (de) , geringfügig ändern , leicht abändern etwas verstellen Greek:
ρυθμίζω (el) ( rythmízo ) Hungarian:
beállít , (hu) igazít , (hu) , hozzáigazít illeszt , (hu) hozzáilleszt (hu) Ido:
ajustar (io) Italian:
adattare , (it) adeguare , (it) regolare (it) Japanese:
調整する (ja) ( ちょうせいする, chōsei suru ) Kazakh:
реттеу ( retteu ) Latin:
accommodō , (la) adapto Manx:
, kiartee cochiartee Maori:
justere , (no) stille (no) Polish:
dostosowywać , (pl) dostosować (pl) Portuguese:
ajustar (pt) Romanian:
ajusta , (ro) potrivi , (ro) regla (ro) Russian:
регули́ровать (ru) impf ( regulírovatʹ ), отрегули́ровать (ru) pf ( otregulírovatʹ ), настра́ивать (ru) impf ( nastráivatʹ ), настро́ить (ru) pf ( nastróitʹ ) Spanish:
ajustar , (es) arreglar , (es) regular (es) Swedish:
anpassa (sv) Welsh: addasu (cy)
to settle an insurance claim
to change to fit circumstances
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