readjust

verb, transitive + intransitive re·ad·just \ ˌrē-ə-ˈjəst \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

First Known Use of readjust

circa 1678


Medical Dictionary

readjust

intransitive verb re·ad·just \ ˌrē-ə-ˈjəst \

medical Definition of readjust

:to become adjusted or undergo adjustment again

readjustment

play \-ˈjəs(t)-mənt\ noun

Law Dictionary

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

readjustment

noun


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