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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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adjust to (something)

To become familiar or comfortable with something, often a change in one's life. A reflexive pronoun can be used between "adjust" and "to." I know you're not thrilled with this new schedule, but can you please try to adjust yourself to it? After growing up in a small town, I really had to adjust to college life in Manhattan. How has Uncle Ed been since the divorce? Is he adjusting to single life?
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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

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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The adjustable frame is manufactured of cast iron and in some cases ductile iron; weight depends on diameter, averaging between 175 and 225 pounds.
Employers also can provide "recovery time" by offering adjustable workstations so staff members can change their working postures to sit or stand; ensuring there is enough workspace to let employees alternate hands when using a mouse; teaching them how to substitute keystrokes for mousing tasks (such as Ctrl+S to save and Ctrl+P to print); and providing several short rest breaks to encourage staff to move around.
Invented by Minnesota Life in 1971, adjustable life allows policyholders to update their coverage by changing the premium and face amount.
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A First, I want to commend you for not accepting the adjustable rate mortgage the lender tried to force on you--you should never agree to loan terms that do not suit your needs.
The ST352 features a 12-foot by 5-foot two-bearing screen with the same screen box design as the ST348, featuring an adjustable screen angle for improved performance.
"Sales in the adjustable bed category have increased significantly, in step with the rest of our products," Nermon said.
Features include hammer forged coated barrel with target quality rifling and chamber, fully adjustable rear click sight, hooded front sight with interchangeable inserts, fully adjustable target trigger, aluminum forend rail with wide sling swivel, adjustable butt plate with spacers to adjust length of pull, strippled checkering and manual safety.
A tough aluminum flame, adjustable scat-to-floor height and seat angle, adjustable center of gravity, single camber with a choice of degrees, and adjustable footrest and back heights are just a few of the features.
Criterion Machine Works has expanded its line of MD Adjustable boring bars to include bars that will use 80[degrees] diamond inserts.
Guia para el consumidor sobre hipotecas a tasa ajustable (ARM) (Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate Mortgages) provides an overview of adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) and how they work.
Visitors' and conference chairs are made in the same style, but they do not have castors nor adjustable options (though they can be provided with and without armrests, and can be stacking or non stacking).
The molding machine also features adjustable pressure controlled squeezing through the range of the hydraulic pump to produce up to 95 AFS mold hardness and an automatic pattern parting spray that coats the cope and drag simultaneously while the flask is closed.
When the action heats up, count on High Point Products' new Adjustable Treestand Bow Holder [TM] to keep your bow conveniently close.
The "ICS 7-2000, Adjustable Speed Drives" and "ICS 7.1-2000, Safety Standards for Construction and Guide for Selection, Installation and Operation of Adjustable-Speed Drive Systems." The ICS 7.1-2000 supplements the previously released ICS 7 and provides recommendations for the selection, installation and operation of adjustable-speed drive systems.