meaning of adapt

adapt meaning in General Dictionary

which will make appropriate to fit or fit to adjust to alter so as to fit for a new use occasionally followed by to and for

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  • Fitted suited
  • make fit for, or change to fit a unique purpose
  • adapt or adjust yourself to brand new or different circumstances
  • Fitted; appropriate.
  • which will make suitable; to fit, or suit; to modify; to change therefore regarding complement an innovative new usage; -- occasionally followed by to and for.

adapt meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 15c. (implied in adjusted) "to match (something, for many function)," from center French adapter (14c.), from Latin adaptare "adjust," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + aptare "join," from aptus "fitted" (see apt). Indicating "to endure modification in order to fit brand-new circumstances" (intransitive) is from 1956. Relevant: Adapting.


adapt meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Fitted; matched.

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  • (v. t.) To help make appropriate; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to improve to be able to complement an innovative new usage; -- sometimes followed by to or for.

Sentence Examples with the word adapt

She took a moment to adapt to the new glimmers of energy in the room before changing into warmer clothes and her heavy coat.

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