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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

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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References in classic literature ?
The carcass hog was scooped out of the vat by machinery, and then it fell to the second floor, passing on the way through a wonderful machine with numerous scrapers, which adjusted themselves to the size and shape of the animal, and sent it out at the other end with nearly all of its bristles removed.
He glanced at the hand that held the brand, noticing the cunning delicacy of the fingers that gripped it, how they adjusted themselves to all the inequalities of the surface, curling over and under and about the rough wood, and one little finger, too close to the burning portion of the brand, sensitively and automatically writhing back from the hurtful heat to a cooler gripping-place; and in the same instant he seemed to see a vision of those same sensitive and delicate fingers being crushed and torn by the white teeth of the she-wolf.
For a moment there was a pause and a silence of utter astonishment, while the minds of those who had witnessed the affair adjusted themselves to the marvel, and then the world became full of starting eyes, yelling throats, and clutching hands.
The Holy Family adjusted themselves to their poverty calmly and even joyfully.
Young people have flexibly adjusted themselves to accommodate new, modern situations and circumstances: whether they be exclusively dating, enjoying a fling, being friends with benefits, or in a setup that's complicated.
Welly then adjusted themselves to the surface and blasted the opposition with four quick goals (two from Pyke, to give him his hat trick, and one each from Adam Hill and Tom Brennan) to make it 6-2.
Voters have adjusted themselves to the new voting system, noted Al-Baroun, and Ramadhan would contribute to easing political tension and encourage candidates to call for national unity and the country's stability.
We're unbeaten in five games and every team has adjusted themselves to playing that system, so that's all credit to us.
Six times a body has been discovered that might have been their daughter and six times they have adjusted themselves to receive the news that would both devastate and free them.
Perhaps the Conservatives of 1997 are more like Labour of 1979, capable of eventual adaptation and recovery, or perhaps like the Conservatives of 1951, who adjusted themselves to the welfare state, rather than like the doomed Liberals of 1918.