Definition of adjust
- had to adjust our approach
- adjust a carburetor
- adjust to the new regulations
- Our eyes gradually adjusted to the darkness.
The car is easier to drive since the clutch was adjusted.
I adjusted the volume on the radio.
She adjusted the car seat so she could reach the pedals.
Going to a new school can be difficult, but the kids will eventually adjust.
It's hard to adjust myself to the idea that she's gone.
He makes less money now, when you adjust for inflation, than he did 10 years ago.
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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