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readjust Syllabification: re·ad·just
Pronunciation: /ˌrēəˈjəst/

Definition of readjust in English:


[with object]
1Set or adjust (something) again: I readjusted the rear-view mirror
More example sentences
  • As she approached the wide set of doors that led to the hall she could see Erik nervously fidgeting with his uniform in a mirror, adjusting and readjusting his tunic.
  • I was to be at my father's in two hours, but I was having such a hard time adjusting and readjusting my clothing to be right.
  • After I had adjusted and readjusted the necklace and bracelet to perfection I noticed how the stones in both pieces perfectly matched my eyes.
1.1 [no object] Adjust or adapt to a changed environment or situation: (as adjective readjusted) she wondered if she could ever become readjusted to this sort of life
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  • In contrast, those patients that picked themselves up and put the incident behind them were found to have readjusted to life at a quicker rate.
  • Stepping out into the glare of Belmore Road in the afternoon, it took a while before my eyes readjusted to the sunlight.
  • The findings, published in the British Medical Journal, could also help identify those who are struggling to readjust to life after such a loss, the authors said.
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