[ uh-dapt ]
/ əˈdæpt /
verb (used with object)
to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly: They adapted themselves to the change quickly. He adapted the novel for movies.
verb (used without object)
to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc.: to adapt easily to all circumstances.
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synonym study for adapt
1. See adjust.
OTHER WORDS FROM adapt
a·dapt·ed·ness, nounmis·a·dapt, verbnon·a·dapt·ing, adjectivere·a·dapt, verb (used with object)
un·a·dapt·ed, adjectivewell-a·dapt·ed, adjective
Words nearby adapt
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British Dictionary definitions for misadapt
/ (əˈdæpt) /
(often foll by to) to adjust (someone or something, esp oneself) to different conditions, a new environment, etc
(tr) to fit, change, or modify to suit a new or different purposeto adapt a play for use in schools
Derived forms of adaptadaptable, adjectiveadaptability or adaptableness, nounadaptive, adjective
Word Origin for adapt
C17: from Latin adaptāre, from ad- to + aptāre to fit, from aptus apt
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