Insurance vs Adjust - What's the difference?

insurance | adjust |

As a noun insurance

is a means of indemnity against a future occurrence of an uncertain event.

As a verb adjust is

to modify.




(wikipedia insurance) (en-noun)
  • A means of indemnity against a future occurrence of an uncertain event.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Philip E. Mirowski , title=Harms to Health from the Pursuit of Profits , volume=100, issue=1, page=87 , magazine= citation , passage=In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance .}}
    The car was totalled, but fortunately I had insurance .
  • The business of providing insurance.
  • After five years in banking, I switched to insurance .
  • Metaphoric: Any attempt to anticipate an unfavorable event.
  • The sky was clear, but I took my umbrella for insurance .
  • Blackjack: A bet made after the deal, which pays off if the dealer has blackjack.
  • I only take insurance if the count is right.
  • (countable) An insurance policy
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=February 18, author=Cheryl Critchley, title=Free child care for Victorian bushfire victims, work=Herald Sun citation
  • , passage="The children need to get back to some level of normalcy and their families can certainly use some respite to deal with things such as insurances , licences and other things they have lost," he said. }}

    Derived terms

    {{der3, automobile insurance , car insurance , casualty insurance , credit insurance , earthquake insurance , fire insurance , flood insurance , freight insurance , group insurance , health insurance , insure , insurer , insurance adjuster , insurance agent , insurance agency , insurance claim , insurance company , insurance fraud , insurance plan , insurance policy , insurance premium , insurance scam , liability insurance , life insurance , malpractice insurance , no-fault insurance , pet insurance , property insurance , reinsurance , term life insurance , transportation insurance , unemployment insurance , whole-life insurance , insurance agency}}

    See also

    * actuary * annuity * broker * float * underwriter * workers’ compensation




    (en verb)
  • To modify.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= A new prescription , passage=As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.}}
  • To improve or rectify.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=Towards the end of poverty
  • , date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=11, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.}}
  • To settle an insurance claim.
  • To change to fit circumstances.
  • Synonyms

    * (to modify something) change, edit, modify, set

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from adjust) * adjustable * adjuster * adjustment * disadjust * misadjust * overadjust * readjust