Definition of Adapt in English :

Define Adapt in English

Adapt meaning in English

Meaning of Adapt in English

Pronunciation of Adapt in English

Adapt pronunciation in English

Pronounce Adapt in English


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1. accommodate, adapt

make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

Example Sentences:
'Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country'

2. adapt, adjust, conform

adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

Example Sentences:
'We must adjust to the bad economic situation'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of adapt
1. (often foll by to)
to adjust (someone or something, esp oneself) to different conditions, a new environment, etc
2. (transitive)
to fit, change, or modify to suit a new or different purpose
to adapt a play for use in schools

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verb transitive
to make fit or suitable by changing or adjusting
to adjust (oneself) to new or changed circumstances
verb intransitive
to adjust oneself

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v. a·dapt·ed, a·dapt·ing, a·dapts
1. To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation: adapted the novel into a movie; adapted the company policy to take internet use into account.
2. To cause to be able to survive and reproduce under certain conditions. Used in the passive: "Every species is adapted to a rather restricted selection of properties of the environment" (Ernst Mayr).
To become adapted: a species that has adapted to a low-oxygen environment.

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