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Adjust

To settle or arrange; to free from differences or discrepancies. To bring to a satisfactory state so that parties are agreed, as to adjust amount of loss by fire or controversy regarding property or estate. To bring to proper relations. To determine and apportion an amount due. The term is sometimes used in the sense of pay, when used in reference to a liquidated claim. Determination of an amount to be paid to insured by insurer to cover loss or damage sustained.

adjust

(Regulate), verb accommodare, accommodate, adapt, aptare, attemper, balance, calibrate, coordinate, essablish equilibrium, even, methodize, moderate, normalize, reset, restore equilibrium, stabilize, standardize, strike a balance, systematize, temper, tune
Associated concepts: adjust differences, adjusted, adjusted cost basis, adjusted gross income

adjust

(Resolve), verb accord, amend, arrange, bring to agreement, change, clarify, complete, conclude, correct, curb, emendate, fix, mitigate, rectify, remedy, set, settle, solve, treat
Associated concepts: adjust a claim
See also: accommodate, adapt, alter, amend, apply, arrange, attune, change, check, compromise, conform, coordinate, decide, defray, discharge, emend, fix, inure, liquidate, mediate, mitigate, modify, naturalize, orchestrate, organize, pay, perform, reconcile, rectify, redress, refund, remedy, repair, restrain, settle, stipulate, transform
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He had seen the two mortal enemies of the musketeers, had seen Mordaunt adjust the fuse; he had heard the proverb, which Mordaunt had given in French.
Poyser said blushing, and believing that the captain was really interested in her milk-pans, and would adjust his opinion of her to the appearance of her dairy.
But in the morning thou wilt call here, and we can adjust this, as well as more important matters Elizabeth”—for the young lady, being apprised that the wound was dressed, had re-entered the hall—” thou wilt order a repast for this youth before we proceed to the church; and Aggy will have a sleigh prepared to convey him to his friend.
Our impulses, our spiritual activities, no more adjust themselves to the idea of their future nullity, than the beating of our heart, or the irritability of our muscles.
He skipped nimbly from one kilta to the next, making pretence to adjust each conical basket.
Now prythee, leave me- hither doth come a person With whom affairs of a most private nature I would adjust.
We were still discussing it, endeavoring to adjust our minds to these new conditions, when a singular scene in the plain below arrested our attention.
Bucket skilfully and softly takes that precaution, stooping on his knee for a moment from mere force of habit so to adjust the key in the lock as that no one shall peep in from the outerside.
But it seems unlikely that man should be able to adjust that which the law cannot determine; it may be replied, that the law having laid down the best rules possible, leaves the adjustment and application of particulars to the discretion of the magistrate; besides, it allows anything to be altered which experience proves may be better established.
How easily, if fate would suffer it, we might keep forever these beautiful limits, and adjust ourselves, once for all, to the perfect calculation of the kingdom of known cause and effect.
Around a great fire which burned on a large, circular flagstone, the flames of which had heated red-hot the legs of a tripod, which was empty for the moment, some wormeaten tables were placed, here and there, haphazard, no lackey of a geometrical turn having deigned to adjust their parallelism, or to see to it that they did not make too unusual angles.