verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- adams-stokes syndrome,
- adansonian classification,
Origin of adapt
Examples from the Web for adapted
Since the 1950s, fluoride has adapted itself to the prevailing concerns of the time.
This article was adapted from one originally published by IranWire.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What do you think is the best fantasy work that has not been adapted that should?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This article is adapted from one by Masud Moheb originally published by IranWire on 26 December 2014.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This article is adapted from one originally published by IranWire.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West|IranWire, Shima Sharabi|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They adapted it to every taste and circumstance, but modern science has come to put order into this Capharnaum.Thunder and Lightning|Camille Flammarion
They have matured (have adapted to environment, that is) precociously.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
The fruit is adapted for eating or for cooking in different ways, and keeps for only a few weeks or for nearly two years.
They were adapted to the needs of Israel, and associated with the events of its history.Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations|Archibald Sayce
The religion they preached was not adapted to please sensual men, nor to allow its preachers in sensual gratifications.Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith|Robert Patterson
Word Origin for adapt
early 15c. (implied in adapted) "to fit (something, for some purpose)," from Middle French adapter (14c.), from Latin adaptare "adjust," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + aptare "join," from aptus "fitted" (see apt). Meaning "to undergo modification so as to fit new circumstances" (intransitive) is from 1956. Related: Adapting.