adjust verb

1 change sth slightly

ADV. slightly | finely It is important to have equipment that can be finely adjusted. | automatically | carefully | accordingly Children are sensitive to disapproval and adjust their behaviour accordingly. | downwards, upwards This estimate may have to be adjusted downwards.

PREP. for Salaries are adjusted for inflation.

2 get used to new situation

ADV. quickly, rapidly | gradually, slowly

VERB + ADJUST be difficult/hard to

VERB + ADJUST need/take time to It may take a little time to adjust to the climate here.

VERB + ADJUST try to

PREP. to She will gradually adjust to her new role.