readjust

verb
re·​ad·​just | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈjəst How to pronounce readjust (audio) \
readjusted; readjusting; readjusts

Definition of readjust

: to adjust (something or oneself) again On three samples we bought, the running belt wouldn't maintain the proper tension, so we had to readjust it every few hours …Consumer Reports … got lower cost-of-living increases after Congress readjusted Social Security benefits in 1977.— Margot Hornblower She straightened her scarlet hat and readjusted her veil unsteadily.— Lucy Maud Montgomery … a young man may be excused for feeling a little dizzy when he is called upon suddenly and without any warning to readjust all his preconceived views on any subject.— P. G. Wodehouse Postparental couples … must readjust their whole way of life and their relationship to each other after the children leave home.— M. Riley and J. Waring He stared about the room, collecting his thoughts, readjusting himself for the day's work.— Frank Norris readjusting to life after losing his job as an advertising suit in the UK.— Amanda Ducker "Once you have developed singing skills as a child, they tend to stay with you, particularly for girls," [Graham] Welch says. Unlike boys, girls don't have to readjust to a dramatically lower voice during adolescence.— Bruce Bower

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Both parties are readjusting their aims and strategies in the post-probe landscape, pivoting to health care and other issues that are more important for many voters, even with Mueller’s full findings still unknown. Laurie Kellman, The Seattle Times, "Trump takes victory lap; parties start to pivot past Russia," 27 Mar. 2019 That means – aside from the NHL Penguins in 1992-93 — teams almost always have time to readjust well ahead of the playoffs once streaks end. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Sounders alone will define what their post-record winning streak legacy will be," 25 Sep. 2018 Tech is founded on the impossible dream, but Holmes didn't readjust when reality got in the way. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Elizabeth Holmes Is a Tragic Figure," 18 Mar. 2019 Economists are debating whether the recent data mark a soft patch as buyers readjust their finances, or a shift in the housing market. Jessica Menton, WSJ, "Home-Improvement Stocks Slide Despite Strong Economy," 7 Nov. 2018 The documentary is not for the light of heart, detailing issues with anger, relationships, death, and suicide all while illuminating how a creative outlet is essential to readjusting to society after war. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "United States War Veterans Find Refuge, Second Chance At Life In Wrestling Ring," 2 Apr. 2018 But a robust federal response, a readymade toolbox to help regions readjust and recover from these kind of economic shocks, is lacking. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "When towns lose a factory, what comes next?," 29 Nov. 2018 In an interview after the event ended, Juneau said there would be no room in the budget to readjust the numbers for schools affected by cuts. Dahlia Bazzaz, The Seattle Times, "100 Seattle students protest teacher displacement at City Hall," 25 Sep. 2018 In 1944, American War Dads began volunteering at the canteen, giving advice to soldiers readjusting to civilian life or sharing their own military experiences. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "Union Station canteen was 'home away from home' for fighting forces," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of readjust

circa 1678, in the meaning defined above

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readjust

verb

English Language Learners Definition of readjust

: to change in order to work or do better in a new situation : to get used to a new situation or change
: to change or move the position of (something) slightly
re·​ad·​just | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈjəst How to pronounce readjust (audio) \

Medical Definition of readjust

: to become adjusted or undergo adjustment again

Other Words from readjust

readjustment \ -​ˈjəs(t)-​mənt How to pronounce readjustment (audio) \ noun

readjust

transitive verb
re·​ad·​just | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈjəst\

Legal Definition of readjust

: to adjust again especially : to voluntarily reorganize (a corporation)

intransitive verb

: to become readjusted

Other Words from readjust

readjustment noun

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