v. adapt; regulate
The opera house was handed over by the builders nearly a year ago, but it's taken many months to install new stage machinery and to adjust the acoustics.
Sentence in Classic:
Our body is like a perfect watch that should go for a certain time; the watchmaker cannot open it, he can only adjust it by fumbling, and that blindfold.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
On the steps of the church, there was the stooping figure of a man, who had put down some burden on the smooth snow, to adjust it; my seeing the face, and my seeing him, were simultaneous.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The siege went on through the hot days of July, thundering days following nights of sullen, ominous stillness, and the town began to adjust itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
But we heeded them not, going along wheeling the barrow by turns, and Queequeg now and then stopping to adjust the sheath on his harpoon barbs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
She was endeavoring to adjust the bunch of violets which had become loose from its fastening in her hair.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context