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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.

adapted

(əˈdæptɪd)
adj
suitable for a particular purpose
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adapted - changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purposeadapted - changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose; "seeds precisely adapted to the area"; "instructions altered to suit the children's different ages"
modified - changed in form or character; "their modified stand made the issue more acceptable"; "the performance of the modified aircraft was much improved"
References in classic literature ?
The book was open at a hymn not ill adapted to their situation, and in which the poet, no longer goaded by his desire to excel the inspired King of Israel, had discovered some chastened and respectable powers.
It is a likeness of a young man, in a silken dressing-gown of an old fashion, the soft richness of which is well adapted to the countenance of reverie, with its full, tender lips, and beautiful eyes, that seem to indicate not so much capacity of thought, as gentle and voluptuous emotion.
Here, in a word -- and it is a rare instance in my life -- I had met with a person thoroughly adapted to the situation which he held.
He was a long, earnest man, and though born on an icy coast, seemed well adapted to endure hot latitudes, his flesh being hard as twice-baked biscuit.
In Packingtown the advertisements had a style all of their own, adapted to the peculiar population.
But, sir, he seems peculiarly adapted to this business.
their seats being adapted to this course of proceeding and being bent down at their backs).
If I was to say which of the two she was best adapted for, I'd say she'd make a better heathen," remarked Miranda curtly.
Colonel Brandon, the friend of Sir John, seemed no more adapted by resemblance of manner to be his friend, than Lady Middleton was to be his wife, or Mrs.
I saw he was going to marry her, for family, perhaps political reasons, because her rank and connections suited him; I felt he had not given her his love, and that her qualifications were ill adapted to win from him that treasure.
Once more the captain wisely adapted himself to her humor with the ready self-control of an experienced man.
It would have been in vain for Scrooge to plead that the weather and the hour were not adapted to pedestrian purposes; that bed was warm, and the thermometer a long way below freezing; that he was clad but lightly in his slippers, dressing-gown, and nightcap; and that he had a cold upon him at that time.