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To cause to be different:
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  1. To cause to be different:
  2. To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
  3. To put a fresh covering on:
To limit or reduce slightly; moderate
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  1. To limit or reduce slightly; moderate
  2. (Linguis.) To change the form of a morpheme to indicate grammatical relations or derivation
  3. (Linguistics) To change (a vowel) by umlaut.
To change or make different; modify:
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  1. To change or make different; modify:
  2. To resew parts of (a garment) for a better fit
  3. To become different; change; vary
To adjust oneself
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  1. To adjust oneself
  2. To cause to be able to survive and reproduce under certain conditions. Used in the passive:
  3. To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation:
To become adjusted, as the lens of the eye in focusing on objects at various distances
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  1. To become adjusted, as the lens of the eye in focusing on objects at various distances
  2. To adapt oneself; become adjusted.
  3. To adapt oneself; become adjusted:
To accept something in place of what is hoped for, demanded, etc.
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  1. To accept something in place of what is hoped for, demanded, etc.
  2. To cause to sink, become compact, or come to rest:
  3. To become more stable or composed; stop fluctuating or changing
To put in the correct, proper, or suitable order
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  1. To put in the correct, proper, or suitable order
  2. (Music) To adapt (a composition) to other instruments or voices than those for which it was written, or to the style of a certain band or orchestra
  3. To come to an agreement:
To make content, submissive, or acquiescent (to)
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  1. To make content, submissive, or acquiescent (to)
  2. To compare (one financial account) so that it is consistent or compatible with another:
  3. To bring (oneself) to accept:
To bring into harmony or agreement; adapt
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  1. To bring into harmony or agreement; adapt
  2. To bring into accord or agreement; cause to correspond or comply:
  3. To be or become the same or similar
To bring to a usually successful conclusion:
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  1. To bring to a usually successful conclusion:
  2. To cause (a person) to reach a decision:
  3. To change or convert:
To form a harmonious combination; match:
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  1. To form a harmonious combination; match:
  2. To become coordinate; function harmoniously
  3. To cause to work or function in a common action or effort:
To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
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  1. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
  2. To put or maintain in order:
  3. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
To be in harmony; accord; agree
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  1. To be in harmony; accord; agree
  2. To bring or come into agreement or harmony.
  3. To add chords to (a melody) so as to form a harmony
To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt.
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  1. To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt.
  2. To accustom or become accustomed to a different climate, environment, or circumstances, as by physiological or psychological changes
To make familiar by use; to cause to accept; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to.
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  1. To make familiar by use; to cause to accept; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to.
  2. To familiarize, as by constant practice, use, or habit:
To adapt oneself, especially to environmental or climatic changes.
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  1. To adapt oneself, especially to environmental or climatic changes.
  2. To become acclimated or adapted.
  3. To make used to a new climate or one that is different from that which is natural; to inure or habituate to other circumstances; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate.
To make used (to); accustom
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  1. To make used (to); accustom
  2. To cause physiological or psychological habituation, as to a drug.
  3. (Psychology) To experience habituation.
To be in agreement, unity, or harmony.
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  1. To be in agreement, unity, or harmony.
  2. (Archaic) To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
  3. To give or grant, especially as being due or appropriate:
To bring into a harmonious or responsive relationship:
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  1. To bring into a harmonious or responsive relationship:
  2. (Music) to bring into musical accord
  3. To bring into harmony or accord.
To correct by calculation or adjustment:
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  1. To correct by calculation or adjustment:
  2. To set right; correct:
  3. To adjust, as in movement or balance; adjust by calculation
To mend something by patching; usually a quick fix.
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  1. To mend something by patching; usually a quick fix.
  2. (Idiomatic, figuratively) to repair, to make better
  3. (Idiomatic) to repair by adding a patch.
To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator:
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  1. To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator:
  2. To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
  3. To give to an arbitrator to decide; settle by arbitration
To work with two or more disputants in order to bring about an agreement, settlement, or compromise.
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  1. To work with two or more disputants in order to bring about an agreement, settlement, or compromise.
  2. To settle or reconcile differences:
  3. To bring about (a settlement, for example) by working with all the conflicting parties.
To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
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  1. To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
  2. To redecorate a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set.
  3. To set right; rectify or remedy, often by making compensation for (a wrong, grievance, etc.)
To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
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  1. To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
  2. (Intransitive) To stand up, especially from a sitting position.
  3. To cause to become straight.
To make standard or uniform; cause to be without variations or irregularities
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  1. To make standard or uniform; cause to be without variations or irregularities
  2. To compare with, test by, or adjust to a standard
  3. To cause to conform to a standard.
To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
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  1. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
  2. To put or maintain in order:
  3. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken:
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  1. To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken:
  2. To provide or establish as a model:
  3. To cause or assign (someone) to undertake an action or perform a service:
To put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix
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  1. To put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix
  2. To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix:
  3. To set right; remedy:
To correct or set right; adjust:
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  1. To correct or set right; adjust:
  2. To arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust
  3. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
To adjust (an engine, for example) for maximum usability or performance.
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  1. To adjust (an engine, for example) for maximum usability or performance.
  2. To adapt to some condition, mood, etc.; bring into harmony or agreement
  3. To adjust or adopt in order to meet specific requirements or conditions, especially:
To make adjustments to an engine in order to improve its performance
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  1. To make adjustments to an engine in order to improve its performance
To make small adjustments to something until optimization is achieved
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  1. To make small adjustments to something until optimization is achieved
  2. Alternative form of fine-tune.
  3. To adjust a control on (a TV or radio set) for better reception
To measure the diameter of the inside of a tube.
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  1. To measure the diameter of the inside of a tube.
  2. To adjust (a display setting) so that recorded images are accurately reproduced:
  3. To check, adjust, or standardize a measuring instrument, usually by comparing it with an accepted model.
To assign (events, etc.) to the same date or period; represent as or show to be coincident or simultaneous
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  1. To assign (events, etc.) to the same date or period; represent as or show to be coincident or simultaneous
  2. To cause to agree in time or rate of speed; regulate (clocks, a flash gun and camera shutter, etc.) so as to make synchronous
  3. To occur at the same time; be simultaneous:
To make, build, or modify according to personal or individual specifications
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  1. To make, build, or modify according to personal or individual specifications
To establish a rapport or relationship; relate:
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  1. To establish a rapport or relationship; relate:
  2. To join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple
  3. To be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as between airplanes or buses.
To bring into the correct position, as with reference to a line, course, etc.
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  1. To bring into the correct position, as with reference to a line, course, etc.
  2. To cut to a square or rectangular shape. Often used with off.
  3. To bring (oneself) into a better position or relation:
(Dancing) To balance partners
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  1. (Dancing) To balance partners
  2. To consider and compare or assess:
  3. To find any difference that may exist between the debit and credit sides of (an account); also, to equalize the debit and credit sides of (an account)
To become stable, steadfast, or fixed.
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  1. To become stable, steadfast, or fixed.
  2. To give stability to (an airplane, ship, etc.) with a stabilizer
  3. To maintain the stability of (an airplane or ship, for example) by means of a stabilizer.
To make or become tight or tighter
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  1. To make or become tight or tighter
To be in conformity or agreement with:
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  1. To be in conformity or agreement with:
  2. To have the proper size or shape for a particular figure, space, etc.
  3. To provide a place or time for:
(Mathematics) A fixed point or one of a pair of fixed points used in generating a curve such as an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola.
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  1. (Mathematics) A fixed point or one of a pair of fixed points used in generating a curve such as an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola.
  2. To adjust the focal length of (the eye, a lens, etc.) in order to produce a clear image
  3. To render (an object or image) in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device; bring into focus.
To fit or provide (a person) with clothes made to that person's measurements.
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  1. To fit or provide (a person) with clothes made to that person's measurements.
  2. To cut, form, or alter so as to meet certain conditions
  3. To work as a tailor
To adjust or arrange again.
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  1. To adjust or arrange again.
To adjust, as in movement or balance; adjust by calculation
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  1. To adjust, as in movement or balance; adjust by calculation
  2. To set right; correct:
  3. To put or set right; correct; amend
To indicate or mark the errors in:
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  1. To indicate or mark the errors in:
  2. To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
  3. To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition:
To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
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  1. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
  2. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
  3. To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:
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  1. To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:
  2. To become better in quality or condition
  3. (Now Rare) To use profitably or to good advantage
To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs.
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  1. To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs.
  2. To make the repairs, adjustments, etc. needed to restore (a motor, etc.) to good working order
  3. To check thoroughly for needed repairs
To produce or process by turning a crank:
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  1. To produce or process by turning a crank:
  2. To ride a skateboard, a snowboard, or skis over a grind rail or narrow surface, often with the board or skis at right angles to the direction of movement.
  3. (Informal) To work or study hard and steadily
To make or become sharp or sharper.
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  1. To make or become sharp or sharper.
To to restore to freshness or vigor.
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  1. To to restore to freshness or vigor.
  2. To restore to an earlier condition, as by repairing or remodeling.
  3. To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again.
To assemble in proper numerical or logical sequence.
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  1. To assemble in proper numerical or logical sequence.
  2. To examine (a book) to see whether all pages and plates are present
  3. To compare (texts, data, etc.) critically in order to consolidate, note similarities and differences, etc.
To move or be adjusted into proper relationship or orientation.
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  1. To move or be adjusted into proper relationship or orientation.
  2. To adjust (parts of a mechanism, for example) to produce a proper relationship or orientation:
  3. To ally (oneself, for example) with one side of an argument or cause:
To make suitable, desirable, or free from excess by mingling with something else; reduce in intensity, esp. by the admixture of some other quality; moderate; assuage; mollify
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  1. To make suitable, desirable, or free from excess by mingling with something else; reduce in intensity, esp. by the admixture of some other quality; moderate; assuage; mollify
  2. To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate:
  3. To strengthen through experience or hardship; toughen:
To provide services to:
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  1. To provide services to:
  2. To furnish with a service
  3. To make fit for use; adjust, repair, or maintain:
To behave in an agitated or compulsive manner, especially when under the influence of a stimulant drug.
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  1. To behave in an agitated or compulsive manner, especially when under the influence of a stimulant drug.
  2. To give a sudden, twisting pinch to (someone's nose, ear, cheek, etc.)
  3. To adjust or modify slightly, so as to improve performance, efficiency, etc.; fine-tune
To vamp (a shoe) anew.
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  1. To vamp (a shoe) anew.
  2. To renovate, revise, improve or renew; to patch.
  3. To revise or reconstruct (a manuscript, for example).
To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt.
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  1. To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt.
  2. To accustom or become accustomed to a different climate, environment, or circumstances, as by physiological or psychological changes
(Intransitive) To get used to a new climate.
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  1. (Intransitive) To get used to a new climate.
  2. To adapt oneself, especially to environmental or climatic changes.
  3. To make used to a new climate or one that is different from that which is natural; to inure or habituate to other circumstances; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate.
To have enough space for:
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  1. To have enough space for:
  2. To provide for; supply with something needed:
  3. To adapt oneself; become adjusted:
To make fit or suitable by changing or adjusting
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  1. To make fit or suitable by changing or adjusting
  2. To cause to be able to survive and reproduce under certain conditions. Used in the passive:
  3. To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation:
To be similar in form or pattern:
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  1. To be similar in form or pattern:
  2. To act, often unquestioningly, in accordance with traditional customs or prevailing standards:
  3. To behave in a conventional way, esp. in accepting without question customs, traditions, prevailing opinion, etc.
To train or influence into a particular state or character:
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  1. To train or influence into a particular state or character:
  2. To make in a certain way; give a certain form to; shape; mold
  3. To fit; accommodate (to)
To provide a place or time for:
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  1. To provide a place or time for:
  2. To be in conformity or agreement with:
  3. To equip; outfit:
To bring (oneself) to accept:
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  1. To bring (oneself) to accept:
  2. To compare (one financial account) so that it is consistent or compatible with another:
  3. To make compatible, harmonious, or consistent:
To bring (oneself) into a better position or relation:
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  1. To bring (oneself) into a better position or relation:
  2. In a square shape.
  3. To fit; agree; accord (with)
To be in accord; agree or match.
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  1. To be in accord; agree or match.
  2. To be fit, suitable, convenient, or satisfactory
  3. To meet the requirements of; fit:
To cut, form, or alter so as to meet certain conditions
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  1. To cut, form, or alter so as to meet certain conditions
  2. To fashion (women's garments) with trim, simple lines like those of men's clothes
  3. To fit or provide (a person) with clothes made to that person's measurements.
To arrange or establish definitely; set
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  1. To arrange or establish definitely; set
  2. To arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust
  3. To correct or set right; adjust:
To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
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  1. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
  2. To put or maintain in order:
  3. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
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  1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
  2. To diminish or decline; wane:
  3. (Botany) To produce, as after pollination:
To adapt to some condition, mood, etc.; bring into harmony or agreement
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  1. To adapt to some condition, mood, etc.; bring into harmony or agreement
  2. To adjust (a musical instrument) to some standard of pitch; put in tune
  3. To adjust or adopt in order to meet specific requirements or conditions, especially:
To bring into a harmonious or responsive relationship:
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  1. To bring into a harmonious or responsive relationship:
  2. To bring into harmony or accord.
  3. (Music) to bring into musical accord

Synonym Study

  • Conform means to bring into or act in harmony with some standard pattern, principle, etc. to conform to specifications
  • Accommodate implies a subordinating of one thing to the needs of another and suggests concession or compromise he accommodated his walk to the halting steps of his friend
  • Adapt implies a modification to suit new conditions and suggests flexibility to adapt oneself to a new environment
  • Adjust implies the bringing of things into proper relation through the use of skill or judgment to adjust brakes, to adjust differences
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