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ADJUST', verb transitive [Latin ad, and justus, just, exact. See Just.]

1. To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent, or conformable; as, to adjust a garment to the body, an event to the prediction, or things to a standard.

2. To put in order; to regulate or reduce to system; as to adjust a scheme; to adjust affairs.

3. To make accurate; to settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted.