1. make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose;
- Example: "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
[syn: adapt, accommodate]
2. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions;
- Example: "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
[syn: adjust, conform, adapt]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Adapt \A*dapt"\, a. Fitted; suited. [Obs.] --Swift. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Adapt \A*dapt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adapted; p. pr. & vb. n. Adapting.] [L. adaptare; ad + aptare to fit; cf. F. adapter. See Apt, Adept.] 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. [1913 Webster] For nature, always in the right, To your decays adapts my sight. --Swift. [1913 Webster] Appeals adapted to his [man's] whole nature. --Angus. [1913 Webster] Streets ill adapted for the residence of wealthy persons. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] AdaptabilityMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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