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English verb: adjust

1. adjust (change) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard


SamplesAdjust the clock, please.
Correct the alignment of the front wheels.


Synonymscorrect, set


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)align, attune, calibrate, citify, coordinate, decompress, depressurise, depressurize, fine-tune, fit, focalise, focalize, focus, graduate, harmonise, harmonize, justify, linearise, linearize, match, modulate, modulate, ordinate, plumb, pressurise, pressurize, proportion, readjust, reconcile, regulate, reset, set, sharpen, sync, synchronise, synchronize, temper, time, time, trim, tune, tune, tune up, tune up, zero, zero, zero in

2. adjust (change) place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight


SamplesAlign the car with the curb.
Align the sheets of paper on the table.


Synonymsalign, aline, line up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)reorient


Narrower (hyponym)address, collimate, concenter, concentre, focalise, focalize, focus, realign, realine, synchronise, synchronize, true, true up


Antonymsskew

3. adjust (change) adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions


SamplesWe must adjust to the bad economic situation.


Synonymsadapt, conform


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize, assimilate, focalise, focalize, focus, match, obey, readapt, readapt, readjust, square

4. adjust (change) make correspondent or conformable


SamplesAdjust your eyes to the darkness.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt

5. adjust (cognition) decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjudicate, decide, resolve, settle









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