Joan attempts to adjust to maternity leave and the demands of raising a baby while her husband, Greg, is away at war.
You settle on the price, and then, when the inspector says the roof is pretty much done, you adjust the price accordingly.
That is, the rest of the P5 had to adjust to what was politically acceptable to the Obama administration.
Where videogames have an edge on Sudoku is in their ability to adjust to the skill of the player.
Many of the boys had been drugged or tricked into coming to the center, and to watch them adjust was very difficult.
Plantamour found it impracticable to adjust a disk until the times of swing about each knife edge were equal.
Miss Jennie sank gracefully into her own, and allowed him to adjust the wraps around her.
In order to adjust matters there is a tendency in some quarters to belittle the work of the great Josiah.
He learned to adjust himself in many ways to his new mode of life.
Any schoolboy could adjust a piece of string to act unfailingly.
late 14c., ajusten, "to correct, remedy;" reborrowed by c.1600 in sense "arrange, settle, compose," from Middle French adjuster, Old French ajouter "to join" (12c.), from Late Latin adjuxtare "to bring near," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + juxta "next," related to jungere "to join" (see jugular).
Influenced by folk etymology derivation from Latin iustus "just, equitable, fair." Meaning "to arrange (something) so as to conform with (a standard or another thing)" is from 1660s. Insurance sense is from 1755. Meaning "to get used to" first recorded 1924. Related: Adjusted; adjusting.
adjust ad·just (ə-jŭst')
v. ad·just·ed, ad·just·ing, ad·justs
To bring into proper relationship.
To treat disorders of the spine by correcting slight dislocations between vertebrae using chiropractic techniques.