verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- adams-stokes syndrome,
- adansonian classification,
Origin of adapt
Examples from the Web for well-adapted
I recognize this as a well-adapted thing to say, to divert attention from a discorrelate.The Book of the Damned|Charles Fort
As a rule, in all well-adapted caterpillars, considering their colour in its totality, this is certainly not the case.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)|August Weismann
Well, the three places I have given you are all well-adapted.
The Rev. Doctor Smith delivered upon the occasion a well-adapted discourse.The History of Dartmouth College|Baxter Perry Smith
Essential to the stable economic growth we seek is a system of well-adapted and efficient financial institutions.
adjective (well adapted when postpositive)
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.