Definitions for: Adapt


[v] adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
[v] make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"



Webster (1913) Definition: A*dapt", a.
Fitted; suited. [Obs.] --Swift.


A*dapt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adapted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Adapting.] [L. adaptare; ad + aptare to fit; cf. F.
adapter. See Apt, Adept.]
To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as
to fit for a new use; -- sometimes followed by to or for.

For nature, always in the right, To your decays adapts
my sight. --Swift.

Appeals adapted to his [man's] whole nature. --Angus.

Streets ill adapted for the residence of wealthy
persons. --Macaulay.

Synonyms: accommodate, adjust, conform

See Also: acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize, alter, anglicise, anglicize, assimilate, change, cultivate, domesticate, electrify, fit, focalise, focalize, focus, gear, match, naturalise, naturalize, obey, pitch, readapt, readjust, shoehorn, square, tailor, tame, transcribe, vary, wire

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