readjust

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

Definition of readjust

transitive + intransitive

: 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

Examples of readjust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues. Anne D'innocenzio, Chicago Tribune, 9 May 2022 However, the company is cutting its free laundry, dry cleaning and valet service for employees staying in Silicon Valley, and will readjust salaries based on the cost of living for those moving to work remotely in a new city. Matthew Kitchen, Chron, 1 June 2022 As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues. Anne D'innocenzio, Chicago Tribune, 9 May 2022 Lewis said the recent surge in violence has ramped up the pressure on a system that was already lacking what adults need to help most children readjust their behavior: time. Stephanie Casanova, chicagotribune.com, 13 Mar. 2022 As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues. Anne D'innocenzio, Chicago Tribune, 9 May 2022 As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues. Anne D'innocenzio, Chicago Tribune, 9 May 2022 As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues. Anne D'innocenzio, Anchorage Daily News, 8 May 2022 As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues. Anne D'innocenzio, Hartford Courant, 8 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of readjust

circa 1678, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jul 2022

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More Definitions for readjust

readjust

intransitive verb
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 readjust (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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