adjust to

adjust (oneself/something) to

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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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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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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* If FASB is saying that accounting reform is needed because analysts and investors are viewing pension and OPEB plans the wrong way, then this will create a huge market disturbance as analysts and investors adjust to the new paradigm.
By contrast, the most dominant theme which emerged in the language of the teachers was the need to adjust to an altered work environment.
They mentioned having to adjust to new age levels, sometimes to a new school, to new expectations, to needing to know a broader curriculum and "who teaches what," to elementary students' art and physical education schedules, and to "principals' and teachers' attitudes toward counseling."
The need to adjust to an altered work environment, which emerged as the dominant theme in the language of the teachers, will receive most of the focus in this discussion, not only because it was unexpected, but also because it has important implications for preparatory curricula, including field experiences.
If we read zone (defense dropping, heads on a swivel), we must automatically adjust to windows.
We adjust to man by making double cut moves and crossing routes whenever possible.
Since it is always easier to adjust to zone, make a habit of expecting man and adjusting to zone coverage.
In the FRB/US model, the prices of most goods and services are "sticky," or slow to adjust to equilibrium.
Prices adjust to their equilibrium level at a rate estimated to be 25 percent per quarter.
Researchers at the University of Toronto now report that hamsters with simulated jet lag quickly adjust to their new timetable with the help of exercise alone.