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Definition of Adjust


  1. To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent or conformable; to bring into proper relations; as, to adjust a garment to the body, or things to a standard.
  2. To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system.
  3. To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted.
  4. To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope or microscope.

Adjust Quotations

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. - Jimmy Dean
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Climate change is destroying our path to sustainability. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course.
Ban Ki-moon

In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: 'We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.'
Jimmy Carter

My daughter is the biggest gift; I've said it so many times and it sounds like a cliche, but the thing about being a parent is when you think you've cracked it, and you're on top of your game, they change again and you have to catch up and adjust. I feel such a responsibility to instill good values in her, to be polite, to have discipline.
Geri Halliwell
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Adjust Translations

adjust in Afrikaans is verstel
adjust in Dutch is aanpassen, afstemmen, adapteren
adjust in French is braquer, rectifier, adapter, ajustons, correction
adjust in German is stellen, berichtigen, einstellen
adjust in Italian is emendare, correggere
adjust in Latin is adapto
adjust in Norwegian is instille
adjust in Portuguese is ajuste
adjust in Spanish is colocar, corregir, adaptar, ajustar, acomodar
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