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Adjust

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. 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 or microscope.
Synonym: to adapt, suit, arrange, regulate, accommodate, set right, rectify, settle.
Origin: 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.


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