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adjust

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadjustad‧just /əˈdʒʌst/ ●●○ W3 AWL verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]USED TO/ACCUSTOMED TO to gradually become familiar with a new situation syn adapt They’ll soon settle in – kids are very good at adjusting.adjust to It took a few seconds for her eyes to adjust to the darkness.adjust to doing something My parents had trouble adjusting to living in an apartment.adjust yourself to something It took time to adjust myself to motherhood.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say get used to rather than adjust (to): You’ll soon adjust. → You’ll soon get used to it.2 [transitive]CHANGE/MAKE something DIFFERENT to change or move something slightly to improve it or make it more suitable for a particular purpose Check and adjust the brakes regularly. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning. If your employment status changes, your tax code will be adjusted accordingly.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say turn up or turn down the temperature, volume etc rather than adjust it.3 [transitive] if you adjust something you are wearing, you move it slightly so that it is neater, more comfortable etc He paused to adjust his spectacles. well-adjusted→ See Verb table
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adjustI don't think the color control on this TV is properly adjusted.It's amazing how quickly kids adjust.All month-on-month comparisons are seasonally adjusted.The amount of any of these ingredients can be adjusted according to your taste.The Watergate investigation received an initial authorization of $ 1. 8 million, adjusted for inflation.""You don't have to come, '' Lewis said, as he adjusted his tie in a mirror.The method used for the adjusting process is called the learning rule.Clearly, a rhythm in food intake might be able to adjust the body clock via several mechanisms.The ambulance man adjusts the flow of oxygen into the mask.Adjust the heat so that the soup doesn't boil.Seat belts adjust to fit short or tall drivers.adjust toSome of the staff found it hard to adjust to all the changes in technology and working methods.Kids need help to adjust to having a new baby in the house.Apart from the possible financial hardship of retirement many find it hard to adjust to having little to do.Gross supply data 50 have been adjusted to reflect only supplies that are economically and technically recoverable.But the economy has difficulty adjusting to that idea.Even though my eyes are adjusted to the dark, I can still see very little.Most couples start to adjust to the idea of being a family during pregnancy with antenatal care and parentcraft classes.The result of his technological approach was that workers had to adjust to the management and not the management to workers.Hart soon adjusted to the style and demands of an academic press.It took us a while to adjust to the tropical climate.Adjusting to the tropical heat was more difficult than I had expected.I was trying hard to adjust to this fact but finding it difficult.
From Longman Business Dictionaryadjustad‧just /əˈdʒʌst/ verb [transitive]1to make small changes to something in order to correct or improve itTheir monthly repayments are adjusted once a year.2seasonally adjustedACCOUNTING seasonally adjusted figures have been changed slightly according to influences that affect them regularly at particular times of the year, so that they can be compared with figures from other times of the yearOrders totalled a seasonally adjusted $132.8 billion.3INSURANCE to settle an insurance CLAIMThe claim has been adjusted.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
adjust
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyadjust
he, she, itadjusts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyadjusted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave adjusted
he, she, ithas adjusted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad adjusted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill adjust
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have adjusted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam adjusting
he, she, itis adjusting
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you, we, theyare adjusting
Past
I, he, she, itwas adjusting
you, we, theywere adjusting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been adjusting
he, she, ithas been adjusting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been adjusting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be adjusting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been adjusting
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