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a·dapt

 (ə-dăpt′)
v. a·dapt·ed, a·dapt·ing, a·dapts
v.tr.
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).
v.intr.
To become adapted: a species that has adapted to a low-oxygen environment.

[Middle English adapten, from Latin adaptāre : ad-, ad- + aptāre, to fit (from aptus, fitting; see apt).]

a·dapt′ed·ness n.
Synonyms: adapt, accommodate, adjust, conform, fit1
These verbs mean to make suitable to or consistent with a particular situation or use: adapted themselves to city life; can't accommodate myself to the new requirements; adjusting their behavior to the rules; conforming my life to accord with my moral principles; fitting the punishment to the crime.

adapt

(əˈdæpt)
vb
1. (often foll by to) to adjust (someone or something, esp oneself) to different conditions, a new environment, etc
2. (tr) to fit, change, or modify to suit a new or different purpose: to adapt a play for use in schools.
[C17: from Latin adaptāre, from ad- to + aptāre to fit, from aptus apt]
aˈdaptable adj
aˌdaptaˈbility, aˈdaptableness n
aˈdaptive adj

a•dapt

(əˈdæpt)

v.t.
1. to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly.
v.i.
2. to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc.
[1605–15; < Latin adaptāre to fit, adjust. See ad-, apt]
a•dapt′ed•ness, n.
syn: See adjust.

adapt


Past participle: adapted
Gerund: adapting

Imperative
adapt
adapt
Present
I adapt
you adapt
he/she/it adapts
we adapt
you adapt
they adapt
Preterite
I adapted
you adapted
he/she/it adapted
we adapted
you adapted
they adapted
Present Continuous
I am adapting
you are adapting
he/she/it is adapting
we are adapting
you are adapting
they are adapting
Present Perfect
I have adapted
you have adapted
he/she/it has adapted
we have adapted
you have adapted
they have adapted
Past Continuous
I was adapting
you were adapting
he/she/it was adapting
we were adapting
you were adapting
they were adapting
Past Perfect
I had adapted
you had adapted
he/she/it had adapted
we had adapted
you had adapted
they had adapted
Future
I will adapt
you will adapt
he/she/it will adapt
we will adapt
you will adapt
they will adapt
Future Perfect
I will have adapted
you will have adapted
he/she/it will have adapted
we will have adapted
you will have adapted
they will have adapted
Future Continuous
I will be adapting
you will be adapting
he/she/it will be adapting
we will be adapting
you will be adapting
they will be adapting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adapting
you have been adapting
he/she/it has been adapting
we have been adapting
you have been adapting
they have been adapting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adapting
you will have been adapting
he/she/it will have been adapting
we will have been adapting
you will have been adapting
they will have been adapting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adapting
you had been adapting
he/she/it had been adapting
we had been adapting
you had been adapting
they had been adapting
Conditional
I would adapt
you would adapt
he/she/it would adapt
we would adapt
you would adapt
they would adapt
Past Conditional
I would have adapted
you would have adapted
he/she/it would have adapted
we would have adapted
you would have adapted
they would have adapted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.adapt - make fit for, or change to suit a new purposeadapt - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
adjust - make correspondent or conformable; "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"
gear, pitch - set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
fit - insert or adjust several objects or people; "Can you fit the toy into the box?"; "This man can't fit himself into our work environment"
anglicise, anglicize - make English in appearance; "She anglicised her name after moving from Paris to London"
shoehorn - fit for a specific purpose even when not well suited
tailor, orient - adjust to a specific need or market; "a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"
domesticate, tame - make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"
domesticate, tame, cultivate, naturalise, naturalize - adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"
Christianize - adapt in the name of Christianity; "some people want to Christianize ancient pagan sites"
naturalise, naturalize - adopt to another place; "The stories had become naturalized into an American setting"
electrify, wire - equip for use with electricity; "electrify an appliance"
transcribe - rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended
2.adapt - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditionsadapt - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
readjust, readapt - adjust anew; "After moving back to America, he had to readjust"
readapt - adapt anew; "He readapted himself"
assimilate - become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly"
focalise, focalize, focus - become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"
acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize - get used to a certain climate; "They never acclimatized in Egypt"
match - be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
obey - be obedient to
square - cause to match, as of ideas or acts

adapt

verb
1. adjust, change, match, alter, modify, accommodate, comply, conform, reconcile, harmonize, familiarize, habituate, acclimatize Things will be different and we will have to adapt.
2. convert, change, prepare, fit, fashion, make, shape, suit, qualify, transform, alter, modify, tailor, remodel, tweak (informal), metamorphose, customize Shelves were built to adapt the library for use as an office.

adapt

verb
To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use:
Translations
يَتَكَيَّفُيُكَيِّف، يُلَائِم
přizpůsobit seupravit
tilpassebearbejde
sopeutua
prilagoditi
aîlaga
適合させる
적응시키다
adapterisgarso ėmiklislengvai prisitaikantisprisitaikymasprisitaikyti
adaptētpielāgotpiemērot
prireditiprivaditi se
anpassa
ปรับตัว
thích nghi

adapt

[əˈdæpt]
A. VT
1. [+ machine] → ajustar, adaptar; [+ building] → remodelar
it is perfectly adapted to its environmentestá adaptado perfectamente a su ambiente
to adapt o.s. to sthadaptarse a algo, ajustarse a algo
2. [+ text] → adaptar
adapted from the Spanishadaptado del español
adapted for the screenadaptado para el cine or la pantalla
his novel was adapted for televisionsu novela fue adaptada para la televisión
a novel adapted by H. Campbelluna novela en versión de H. Campbell
B. VIadaptarse

adapt

[əˈdæpt]
vt
[+ building, room] → aménager
[+ novel, script, screenplay] → adapter
His novel was adapted for television → Son roman a été adapté pour la télévision.
to adapt o.s. → s'adapter
to adapt o.s. to sth → s'adapter à qch
vis'adapter
to adapt to sth → s'adapter à qch
He adapted to his new school very quickly → Il s'est adapté très vite à sa nouvelle école.

adapt

vtanpassen (→ to +dat); machineumstellen (→ to, for auf +acc); vehicle, buildingumbauen (to, for für); text, bookadaptieren, bearbeiten (for für); adapted to your requirementsnach Ihren Wünschen abgeändert; adapted for Arctic conditionsarktischen Verhältnissen angepasst; adapted for children/televisionfür Kinder/für das Fernsehen adaptiert or bearbeitet; adapted from the Spanishaus dem Spanischen übertragen und bearbeitet
visich anpassen (→ to +dat); (Sci also) → sich adaptieren (→ to an +acc)

adapt

[əˈdæpt]
1. vt (machine) → modificare, fare delle modifiche a; (building) → trasformare; (text) → adattare
to adapt o.s. to sth → adattarsi a qc
2. vi to adapt (to)adattarsi (a)

adapt

(əˈdӕpt) verb
to change or alter (so as to fit a different situation etc). She always adapted easily to new circumstances; He has adapted the play for television.
ˌadapˈtation (ӕ-) noun
aˈdaptable adjective
willing or able to change to fit in with different circumstances. Children are usually very adaptable.
aˌdaptaˈbility noun
aˈdaptor noun
a device which enables an electrical plug of one type to be used in a socket of another type, or several plugs to be used in the same socket at the same time.

adapt

يَتَكَيَّفُ přizpůsobit se tilpasse anpassen (sich) προσαρμόζω adaptar, adaptarse sopeutua s'adapter prilagoditi adattarsi 適合させる 적응시키다 aanpassen tilpasse dostosować adaptar приспосабливать(ся) anpassa ปรับตัว uyum sağlamak thích nghi 改编

adapt

vt. adaptar;
vr. adaptarse, ajustarse.

adapt

vt, vi adaptar(se)
References in classic literature ?
In spite of a new suit of clothes, whose pristine folds refused to adapt themselves entirely to the contour of his figure, he was somewhat subdued by the unexpected elegance of the drawing-room of Christie's host.
I am much mistaken if Emma's doctrines give any strength of mind, or tend at all to make a girl adapt herself rationally to the varieties of her situation in life.
The only member of our small society who positively refused to adapt himself to circumstances, was Jip.
I saw the idea suddenly break upon him that he would adapt his epitaph to the occasion, before he went on to say) "And there weren't no objection on your part, and Pip it were the great wish of your heart
He had done his part, and it now remained for men of different abilities to take up his telephone and adapt it to the uses and conditions of the business world.
Four days were spent in thinking what name to give him, because (as he said to himself) it was not right that a horse belonging to a knight so famous, and one with such merits of his own, should be without some distinctive name, and he strove to adapt it so as to indicate what he had been before belonging to a knight-errant, and what he then was; for it was only reasonable that, his master taking a new character, he should take a new name, and that it should be a distinguished and full-sounding one, befitting the new order and calling he was about to follow.
This, however, was nothing to a sculptor like Vampa; he examined the broken stock, calculated what change it would require to adapt the gun to his shoulder, and made a fresh stock, so beautifully carved that it would have fetched fifteen or twenty piastres, had he chosen to sell it.
Adapt your promises to their respective characters.
True, however hard and adverse they might prove, she could adapt herself to them with rare patience and dignity, but never would she be able to compel them to her will, rise superbly above them, toss them aside.
The last squire dragged out his existence there, living the horrible life of an aristocratic pauper; but his only son, my stepfather, seeing that he must adapt himself to the new conditions, obtained an advance from a relative, which enabled him to take a medical degree and went out to Calcutta, where, by his professional skill and his force of character, he established a large practice.
He would be a harder, sterner man, not so ready to adapt himself to a silly girl's whim.
A good deal of it was unsuitable, but of course one always had to adapt.