1) ((often with to) to change so as to make or be better suited: He soon adjusted to his new way of life.) amoldarse
2) (to change (the position of, setting of): Adjust the setting of the alarm clock.) ajustar
- adjustment
adjust vb
1. ajustar / regular
you can adjust the temperature se puede regular la temperatura
2. adaptarse
the children didn't take long to adjust to the new school los niños no tardaron en adaptarse a la nueva escuela
transitive verb
1 ajustar, arreglar
intransitive verb
1 (person) adaptarse
adjust [ə'ʤʌst] vt
: ajustar, arreglar, regular
adjust vi
to adjust to : adaptarse a
acomodar v.
ahormar v.
ajustar v.
amoldar v.
armar v.
arreglar v.
atemperar v.
compasar v.
concertar v.
conciliar v.
conformar v.
corregir v.
graduar v.
igualar v.
justificar v.
regular v.
transitive verb
a) \<\<instrument\>\> ajustar, poner* a punto; \<\<volume/temperature/speed\>\> regular
b) (modify) \<\<prices/wages\>\> ajustar
c) (straighten, correct) arreglar

he adjusted his tie — se arregló la corbata

vi \<\<seat/strap\>\> poderse* ajustar; \<\<person\>\>

to adjust (oneself) (to something/-ing) — adaptarse or amoldarse (a algo/+ inf)

1. VT
1) (=regulate) [+ height, temperature, speed, knob, dial] regular; [+ machine, engine, brakes] ajustar

she adjusted her wing mirror — ajustó el retrovisor exterior

this chair can be adjusted — esta silla se puede regular

do not adjust your set — no modifique los controles de su aparato

2) (=correct) [+ figures] ajustar; [+ salaries, wages, prices] reajustar

adjusted gross income — ingresos mpl brutos ajustados

the seasonally adjusted unemployment total — la tasa de desempleo desestacionalizada

we have adjusted all salaries upwards/downwards — hemos hecho un reajuste de todos los salarios al alza/a la baja

3) (=change, adapt) [+ terms] modificar

I tried to adjust my eyes to the darkness — intenté que los ojos se me acostumbrasen a la oscuridad

to adjust o.s. to a new situation — adaptarse a una nueva situación

4) (=arrange) [+ hat, tie, clothes] arreglar; [+ straps] ajustar

she adjusted her headscarf — se arregló la pañoleta

5) (Insurance) [+ claim] liquidar, tasar
VI [person] adaptarse; [machine, device] ajustarse

the boy is having trouble in adjusting — el niño está teniendo dificultades para adaptarse

to adjust to sth — [person] acostumbrarse a algo, adaptarse a algo; [eyes, body] acostumbrarse a algo

the seat adjusts to various heights — el asiento se puede regular a distintas alturas

* * *
transitive verb
a) \<\<instrument\>\> ajustar, poner* a punto; \<\<volume/temperature/speed\>\> regular
b) (modify) \<\<prices/wages\>\> ajustar
c) (straighten, correct) arreglar

he adjusted his tie — se arregló la corbata

vi \<\<seat/strap\>\> poderse* ajustar; \<\<person\>\>

to adjust (oneself) (to something/-ing) — adaptarse or amoldarse (a algo/+ inf)

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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