What does ADAPT mean?

Definitions for ADAPT
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adapt, accommodateverb

    make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

    "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

  2. adjust, conform, adaptverb

    adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

    "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

Wiktionary

  1. adaptverb

    To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion.

    Etymology: From adapter, from adaptare, from ad + aptare, from aptus; see apt.

  2. adaptverb

    To fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose; to adjust: as, to adapt a story or a foreign play for the stage; to adapt an old machine to a new manufacture.

    Etymology: From adapter, from adaptare, from ad + aptare, from aptus; see apt.

  3. adaptverb

    To make by altering or fitting something else; to produce by change of form or character: as, to bring out a play adapted from the French; a word of an adapted form.

    Etymology: From adapter, from adaptare, from ad + aptare, from aptus; see apt.

  4. adaptverb

    To change oneself so as to be adapted.

    They could not adapt to the new climate and so perished.

    Etymology: From adapter, from adaptare, from ad + aptare, from aptus; see apt.

  5. adaptadjective

    Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

    Etymology: From adapter, from adaptare, from ad + aptare, from aptus; see apt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adaptadjective

    fitted; suited

    Etymology: [L. adaptare; ad + aptare to fit; cf. F. adapter. See Apt, Adept.]

  2. Adaptverb

    to make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as to fit for a new use; -- sometimes followed by to or for

    Etymology: [L. adaptare; ad + aptare to fit; cf. F. adapter. See Apt, Adept.]

Freebase

  1. ADAPT

    ADAPT is a grassroots United States disability rights organization with chapters in 30 states. It is known for being part of the militant wing of the disability rights movement due to its history of nonviolent direct action in order to bring attention to the lack of civil rights the disability community has. However, ADAPT also practices legislative policy advocacy, grassroots education and mobilization, and individual members may engage in legal advocacy, as in the case of individual ADAPT members suing the Chicago Transit Authority in the 1980s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adapt

    ad-apt′, v.t. to make apt or fit: to accommodate (with to or for).—ns. Adaptabil′ity, Adapt′ableness.—adj. Adapt′able, that may be adapted.—n. Adaptā′tion, the act of making suitable: fitness: (biol.) the process of advantageous variation and progressive modification by which organisms are adjusted to the conditions of their life—the perfected result of adaptation being a life in harmony with the environment. [Fr.—L. adaptāread, to, and aptāre, to fit.]

Editors Contribution

  1. adapt

    To change our focus to a specific purpose or solution.

    The designer adapted the design to ensure a more defined drawing.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2020  
  2. adapt

    To change our perception or understanding and see an accurate, perfect or specific perspective or way.

    We do adapt so easily to unity governmental policy change as we have agreed it.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'ADAPT' in Verbs Frequency: #588

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ADAPT in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ADAPT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ADAPT in a Sentence

  1. Xavier Becerra:

    We are the leaders, we are at the forefront of protecting the rights of the people of this country, this is an evolving area of law. Just as quickly as the industry and the sector continues to change, we'll have to be prepared to make sure our policies and our laws adapt as well.

  2. Tara Romeo:

    When someone does not understand the time it takes for the body to adapt and change from a good exercise and nutrition program, they become frustrated and throw in the towel too soon.

  3. Robin Morris:

    In my view, we need to recognize that as time changes and people are exposed to different intellectual experiences, such as changes in the use of technology, for example social media, the way intelligence is expressed also changes. Educational methods need to adapt to such changes.

  4. Daniel Alfin:

    It's the same with any criminal violation : As they get smarter, we adapt, we find them, it's a cat-and-mouse game, except it's not a game. Kids are being abused, and it's our job to stop that.

  5. Juvencio Maeztu:

    But, for example, Indians like firm mattresses so you need to adapt the mattress offering. And we are developing a mattress that has a coconut layer because it is cooler for the summer.

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  • يتكيفArabic
  • приспособявам, подходящ, преработвам, приспособявам се, нагласямBulgarian
  • adaptarCatalan, Valencian
  • adaptovat, přizpůsobit, upravitCzech
  • addasuWelsh
  • anpassen, adaptiertGerman
  • adaptita, adapti, alaranĝiEsperanto
  • adaptar, ajustar, adaptarse, adaptadoSpanish
  • mukauttaa, sopeuttaa, sovittaa, sopiva, soveltaa, tottuaFinnish
  • adapté, s'adapter, adapterFrench
  • hozzáilleszt, hozzáigazít, átállít, alkalmazkodik, illeszt, átdolgoz, adaptál, átültetHungarian
  • adaptarInterlingua
  • adaptarIdo
  • adattato, adattarsi, adattareItalian
  • 適応, 適合, 適応するJapanese
  • 익숙해지다Korean
  • accommodareLatin
  • adaptéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • bewerken, aanpassenDutch
  • tilpasseNorwegian
  • adaptar, adaptadoPortuguese
  • adaptat, adaptaRomanian
  • приспосабливать, приспособить, адаптировать, адаптироваться, подгонять, подогнать, приспосабливаться, приспособиться, адаптированныйRussian
  • adaptAlbanian
  • anpassaSwedish
  • ஏற்பTamil
  • uygun, adapte, uymak, uyarlamak, uydurmak, adapte etmek, uyum sağlamak, adapte olmakTurkish
  • 適應Chinese

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