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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Ogilvy, the Holmes Report noted, was one of the firms to radically to readjust its leadership numbers. Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "Women are making advertising funnier, smarter, and way less sexist," 11 June 2019 Tveit is used to readjusting himself for different mediums, having memorably starred in Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Les Misérables and the fan-favorite CW drama Gossip Girl. Morgan M. Evans, PEOPLE.com, "Moulin Rouge! The Musical Star Aaron Tveit on Getting Baz Luhrmann's 'Blessing' for Broadway Show," 25 July 2019 As with filing, sharpen every other tooth, then readjust the grinding angle and sharpen the remaining alternate-angle teeth. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Sharpen Your Chainsaw Like a Pro," 24 July 2019 While Piper struggles to readjust to life on the outside, Taystee’s friendship with Cindy still hangs in the balance as her sentence looms. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "TV this week: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ ends its storied run," 21 July 2019 While Piper struggles to readjust to life on the outside, Taystee’s friendship with Cindy still hangs in the balance as her sentence looms. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of July 21-27," 19 July 2019 Tim Robbins is a soldier who’s readjusting to life and feels like a stranger in his own city and to his family, so getting those concepts out there and really living in that space in our film was important. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "First trailer for Jacob’s Ladder reboot looks as spooky as the 1990 original," 2 July 2019 Plus, a second phase of hearings could open the door for readjusting the fee. San Diego Union-Tribune, "City of San Diego predicts community choice energy can beat SDG&E rates by 5% on customers’ bills," 30 June 2019 To put it simply, hypnotherapy helps readjust one’s thinking to relieve pain and reduce anxiety. Cotton Codinha, Allure, "Can Hypnotherapy Actually Help Treat Pain and Anxiety?," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of readjust

circa 1678, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of readjust was circa 1678

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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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