adjust (oneself or something) to (something)

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adjust (oneself or something) to (something)

1. Of a person, to become familiar or comfortable with something, often a change in one's life. I know you're not thrilled with this new schedule, but can you please try to adjust yourself to it?
2. Of a thing, 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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 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

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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And yet, though I even removed the handcuffs, we could not adjust ourselves to his condition.
We cannot change the world, but adjust ourselves to mitigate the damage from new threats,' Met Office Director General Dr Ghulam Rasool told Dawn.
Durovecz quipped, "Everything suggested that we would have to adjust ourselves to Spartan ways." There was a larger mess area with an attached kitchen that served for whatever leisure activities time off permitted.
In order to adjust ourselves to those changes we need a robust education system.
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The main lesson we should learn from the latest scientific discoveries, is that we are entering a new world, and to comprehend it and adjust ourselves to it requires those infinite-valued orientations which are at the foundation of the brilliant achievements in the exact sciences.
If we adjust ourselves to summer, we can enjoy it too.
How will it be for us to adjust ourselves to the new environment?
We had to quickly adjust ourselves to handling this, and also prepare ourselves for some final points that were not refined yet and still are being worked out.
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So for me, and many other Bahrain expats, not only will we have to adjust ourselves to the new environment of university, we will also have to learn how to do our own laundry, a chore that I have previously relied on my maid to perform!
"We need to adjust ourselves to the needs of people in this region," he says.
Aa"It does not mean that we will have to adjust ourselves to the positions and demands of the European Socialist Party.
Dale Carnegie, the best-selling author of "How to Win Friends and Influence People," once acknowledged that "we are going to meet a lot of unpleasant situations." But he added, "We can either accept them as inevitable and adjust ourselves to them, or we can ruin our lives with rebellion and maybe end up with a nervous breakdown."
"We had to adjust ourselves to conditions beyond our control," he said at the groundbreaking, alluding to the high cost of land, the New York Times reported.