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ad·just

adjust

 
 
pronunciation:
juhst
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part of speech: verb
inflections: adjusts, adjusting, adjusted
definition 1: to bring to a better state or position; make fit.
I adjusted my shirt collar.
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synonyms:
adapt, fit, right, set
antonyms:
disorder
similar words:
accommodate, alter, change, correct, fashion, fix, modify, mold, repair, shape
definition 2: to change or adapt.
He adjusted the rules so that the children could have more time for recess.
synonyms:
adapt, alter, fit, modify
similar words:
change, coordinate, mold, shape
definition 3: to change in order to fit in; get used to.
I'm still adjusting to the new school.
synonyms:
adapt, conform
similar words:
naturalize, suit
derivations: adjustable (adj.), adjustably (adv.), adjuster (n.), adjustor (n.)
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The word adjust contains the following part:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.