adjust (something) to (something)

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adjust (something) to (something)

To modify something to fit or work properly with something else. We had to adjust the office layout to create space for the new employees. Gram's TV is so old that we can't adjust it to HD—we're stuck with this terrible picture quality. Is there any way to adjust a gas-powered vehicle to electric?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

adjust (oneself) to someone or something

to make changes in one's opinion or attitude toward someone or something, such as a change in one's life or environment. Can't you adjust yourself to your new office?
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adjust something to something

to make something fit something else; to alter something to make it suitable for something else. The builder adjusted the plans for the new house to the requirements of the fire marshal.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

adjust to

v.
1. To alter something to make it fit, accommodate, or match something else: We adjusted the radio to the frequency of the radio transmission.
2. To get used to something or someone: It took many years for me to adjust to the cold winters in Vermont.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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