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adapt

Synonyms of adapt in English:

verb

  • 1 we've adapted the procedures to suit their needs
    modify, alter, change, adjust, readjust, convert, redesign, restyle, refashion, remodel, reshape, revamp, rework, rejig, redo, reconstruct, reorganize;
    improve, amend, refine, tweak
  • 2 he has adapted well to his new home
    adjust to, acclimatize oneself to, acclimate to, accommodate oneself to, attune to, conform to, habituate oneself to, become habituated to, get used to, orient oneself in, reconcile oneself to, come to terms with, get one's bearings in, find one's feet in, acculturate to, assimilate to, blend in to, fit in to
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    adapt, adopt
    Avoid confusing adapt with adopt. Trouble sometimes arises because in adapting to new conditions, a plant or animal can be said to adopt something, such as a new color or behavior pattern.

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