adjust

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 slightly according to influences that affect them regularly at particular times of the year, so that they can be compared with figures from other times of the year:

• Orders totalled a seasonally adjusted $132.8 billion.

3. INSURANCE to settle an insurance claim:

• The claim has been adjusted.

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adjust UK US /əˈdʒʌst/ verb
[T] to change something slightly to make it fit, work better, or be more suitable: »

You may need to adjust the image on your screen to keep it centered.

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They fail to update information on an ongoing basis and adjust sales strategies accordingly.

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Contractors have been slow to adjust their recruiting strategies to take account of these changes.

[T] to change figures slightly according to inflation, the time of year, etc. so that they can be compared in a useful way with other figures: adjust sth for sth »

Payouts from the fund, when adjusted for inflation, are 20% less today than they were 10 years ago.

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The region's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9% this spring.

[I] to become more familiar with a new situation: adjust to sth »

Restaurant owners will get additional time to adjust to the new regulations.

[T] INSURANCE to decide how much money will be paid to an insurance customer or to pay them the money: adjust a claim »

We adjust flood-related claims according to general company and industry standards.

See also INFLATION-ADJUSTED(Cf. ↑inflation-adjusted)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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