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Another word for adjust

  1. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use

      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.
      1. To be in accord; agree or match.
      2. To be fit, suitable, convenient, or satisfactory
      3. To meet the requirements of; fit:
      1. To bring (oneself) into a better position or relation:
      2. In a square shape.
      3. To fit; agree; accord (with)
      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:
      1. To provide a place or time for:
      2. To be in conformity or agreement with:
      3. To equip; outfit:
      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)
      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.
      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:
      1. To have enough space for:
      2. To provide for; supply with something needed:
      3. To adapt oneself; become adjusted:
      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.
      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
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  2. To alter for proper functioning

      1. To bring into a harmonious or responsive relationship:
      2. To bring into harmony or accord.
      3. (Music) to bring into musical accord
      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:
      1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
      2. To diminish or decline; wane:
      3. (Botany) To produce, as after pollination:
      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.
      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:

Another word for adjust

  1. To bring into agreement

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  2. To place or regulate parts

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