What does adapt mean?

Definitions for adapt
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adapt, accommodate(verb)

    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, adapt(verb)

    adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

    "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

Wiktionary

  1. adapt(Verb)

    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. adapt(Verb)

    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. adapt(Verb)

    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. adapt(Verb)

    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. adapt(Adjective)

    Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adapt(adj)

    fitted; suited

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

  2. Adapt(verb)

    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 to see an accurate, perfect or specific perspective or way.

    We did adapt very easily to unity governmental policy change as we had agreed it.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    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. Britt Slabinski:

    I was going to land at another location and make my movement on foot to the top of the mountain, but there were other changes that forced me to adapt my plan that forced me to go to the top of the mountain.

  2. Gael Sliman of pollsters:

    Whatever his aims are, he is OK, depending on what the future holds for him over the next six months he can adapt his new tool to his own needs.

  3. Jeremy Corbyn:

    It is unacceptable that many women and girls adapt their daily lives in order to avoid being harassed on the street, public transport, and in other public places from the park to the supermarket.

  4. President Trump:

    Because of all weve done, the risk to the American people remains very low, were ready to adapt, and were ready to do whatever we have to.

  5. Harriett Baldwin:

    Financial markets are capable of weathering challenges, they adapt quickly and they find new opportunities.

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Translations for adapt

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  • 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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