What does adapt mean?

Definitions for adapt
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word adapt.

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.

  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.

  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.

  4. adapt(Verb)

    To change oneself so as to be adapted.

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

  5. adapt(Adjective)

    Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adapt(adj)

    fitted; suited

  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

  3. Origin: [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 something to fit a specific purpose.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2020  
  2. adapt

    To change your perception or understanding to see in a different way.

    We did adapt very easily to 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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How to say adapt in sign language?

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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. President Fernando Aguerre:

    The old sports need to adapt.

  2. Khoo Teng Chye:

    Singapore needs to adapt and innovate.

  3. Gary Paulin:

    The big listed auto makers will need to adapt.

  4. Rob Desai:

    You do need somebody that can adapt to that new environment.

  5. H. G. Wells:

    Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

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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

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