adjust


adjust
ad·just vt
1 a: to determine the amount to be paid under an insurance policy in settlement of (a loss)
b: to make new arrangements with creditors for the payment of (the debts of a debtor in bankruptcy)
2: to calculate in accordance with a system
adjust ing the basis

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

adjust
I (regulate) verb accommodare, accommodate, adapt, aptare, attemper, balance, calibrate, coordinate, establish 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 II (resolve) verb accord, amend, arrange, bring to agreement, change, clarify, complete, conclude, conform, correct, curb, emendate, fix, mitigate, rectify, redress, remedy, set, settle, solve, treat associated concepts: adjust a claim III index accommodate, adapt, alter, amend, apply (put in practice), arrange (methodize), attune, change, check (restrain), compromise (settle by mutual agreement), conform, coordinate, decide, defray, discharge (pay a debt), discharge (perform), emend, fix (arrange), fix (repair), inure (accustom), liquidate (determine liability), mediate, mitigate, modify (alter), naturalize (acclimate), orchestrate, organize (arrange), pay, reconcile, rectify, redress, refund, remedy, repair, settle, stipulate, transform

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


adjust
v.
To alter; to make satisfactory; to remove discrepancies; to settle.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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.

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  • adjust — 1 Adjust, regulate, fix share the meaning to set right or to rights. Adjust implies modification to meet a need. To adjust a thing one brings it by some change into its exact or proper position or condition or into its right relationship with… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • adjust — ad‧just [əˈdʒʌst] verb [transitive] 1. to make small changes to something in order to correct or improve it: • Their monthly repayments are adjusted once a year. 2. seasonally adjusted ACCOUNTING seasonally adjusted figures have been changed… …   Financial and business terms

  • Adjust — Ad*just , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adjusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adjusting}.] [OF. ajuster, ajoster (whence F. ajouter to add), LL. adjuxtare to fit; fr. L. ad + juxta near; confused later with L. ad and justus just, right, whence F. ajuster to adjust …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adjust — Three new uses of this verb entered the language in the 20c: 1. Intransitive, with or without to: to adapt oneself to something • (She seemed to have adjusted to her new status with little difficulty L. Niven, 1983 • She needs time to adjust S.… …   Modern English usage

  • adjust — [ə just′] vt. [ME ajusten < OFr ajoster, to join < a , to + joster (see JOUST); infl. by OFr juste < L justus, JUST1] 1. to change so as to fit, conform, make suitable, etc. 2. to make accurate by regulating [to adjust a watch] 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • adjust — [v1] become or make prepared, adapted acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, alter, arrange, compose, conform, dispose, do as Romans do*, doctor*, fiddle with*, fine tune, fit, fix, fix up, get act together*, get it together*, grin and bear… …   New thesaurus

  • adjust — (v.) late 14c., ajusten, to correct, remedy; reborrowed by c.1600 in sense arrange, settle, compose, from M.Fr. adjuster, O.Fr. ajouter to join (12c.), from L.L. adjuxtare to bring near, from L. ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + juxta next, related to …   Etymology dictionary

  • adjust — ► VERB 1) alter slightly so as to achieve a desired result. 2) become used to a new situation. 3) assess (loss or damages) when settling an insurance claim. DERIVATIVES adjustability noun adjustable adjective adjuster noun adjustment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • adjust — 01. It has taken me a long time to [adjust] to life in North America. 02. Jack had difficulty [adjusting] to life on his own after his wife passed away. 03. My ski bindings are loose. I think I should [adjust] them before I go skiing again. 04.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • adjust */*/ — UK [əˈdʒʌst] / US verb Word forms adjust : present tense I/you/we/they adjust he/she/it adjusts present participle adjusting past tense adjusted past participle adjusted 1) a) [transitive] to change something slightly in order to make it better,… …   English dictionary


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