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[ree-uh-juhst] /ˌri əˈdʒʌst/
verb (used with object)
to adjust again or anew; rearrange.
Origin of readjust
1735-45; re- + adjust
Related forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for readjust
  • He had so definitely decided on the course he meant to pursue that for the moment he could not readjust his thoughts.
  • Sporting his anorak jacket to keep the snow out of his eyes, my dad pauses to readjust his gloves.
  • It is much easier to readjust your status than it is to get the initial visa.
  • He keeps pausing to readjust the diabolical goggles.
  • It'll take a long time to retrain that unemployed workforce or to readjust its expectations.
  • If you use a different mold, simply readjust the dimensions accordingly.
  • When the interest rates started to readjust on these loans, the defaults started.
  • And it's amazing how many ex-prisoners end up getting into the business of helping prisoners readjust to life on the outside.
  • Soldiers, especially combat soldiers, need time to readjust to civilian life.
  • They may adjust and readjust in testing and eventually they might feel sure that they have eliminated the bias.
British Dictionary definitions for readjust


to adjust or adapt (oneself or something) again, esp after an initial failure
Derived Forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun
readjustment, noun
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