Definition of adjust


  • alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please", "correct the alignment of the front wheels". Synonyms: correct, set.
  • 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". Synonyms: align, aline, line up. Antonyms: skew.
  • adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation". Synonyms: adapt, conform.
  • make correspondent or conformable; "Adjust your eyes to the darkness".
  • decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim.

Related words

acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize, address, align, assimilate, attune, calibrate, citify, collimate, concenter, concentre, coordinate, decompress, depressurise, depressurize, fit, focalise, focalize, focus, graduate, harmonise, harmonize, justify, linearise, linearize, match, modulate, obey, ordinate, plumb, pressurise, pressurize, proportion, readapt, readjust, realign, realine, reconcile, regulate, reset, set, sharpen, square, sync, synchronise, synchronize, temper, time, trim, true, tune, zero.

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Rhymes with adjust

antitrust, bust, combust, crust, cussed, disgust, distrust, dust, encrust, entrust, gust, incrust, just, lust, mistrust, must, nonplussed, readjust, robust, rust.

Start with adjust

adjustive, adjustment, adjuster, adjusters, adjustments, adjustmental, adjusting, adjustors, adjusts, adjustable, adjustor, adjustabilities, adjustability, adjusted.

End with adjust

preadjust, misadjust, readjust.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • adjust is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 14 points
  • adjust is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 14 points
  • adjust is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 17 points
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