verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- adams-stokes syndrome,
- adansonian classification,
Origin of adapt
Examples from the Web for adapting
Some of this is just a natural part of adapting to the natural climate change that is happening in the Arctic.
Southerland has lots of company among Republicans when it comes to adapting past positions in order to appeal to women voters.The Republican War on Women Continues, Just More Quietly|Eleanor Clift|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Paul Thomas Anderson, director of Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood, has taken on the task of adapting Vice for the screen.Viral Video of the Day: The ‘Inherent Vice’ Trailer Is Loopy Fun|Alex Chancey|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were, by his guess, “several other people circling Roger” with the idea of adapting his memoir into a documentary film.‘Life Itself’: A Fitting, Heartrending Tribute to Cinema’s Great Appreciator Roger Ebert|Marlow Stern|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both are tremendously talented, smart leaders who have built careers failing, adapting, and then succeeding.
I should in that way avoid all the trouble of cutting and adapting.An Autobiography|Igor Stravinsky
But early Deism lacked an indispensable element of strength,—the power of adapting itself to the people.
Emphasis is placed upon the devising, adapting, constructing faculties.A Preface to Politics|Walter Lippmann
The word teleology means the view of things as adapting means towards purposive ends.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
He possessed the happy faculty of reading characters, and adapting his conversation to the minds of his listeners.File No. 113|Emile Gaboriau
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.