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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Adjust \Ad*just"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjusted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Adjusting.] [OF. ajuster, ajoster (whence F. ajouter to
add), LL. adjuxtare to fit; fr. L. ad + juxta near; confused
later with L. ad and justus just, right, whence F. ajuster to
adjust. See Just, v. t. and cf. Adjute.]
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.
Adjusting the orthography. --Johnson.
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
Syn: To adapt; suit; arrange; regulate; accommodate; set
right; rectify; settle.
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