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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


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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