- Individual countries can no longer adapt monetary policy to suit their particular economic situation.
- An existing in-house induction programme was adapted for the company's overseas staff.
- In the current investigation, a number of existing measures were adapted for use.
- If one is to enjoy any return on the investment, one must be smart, work diligently and adapt to local conditions.
- They adapt to the conditions here, the climate, the training, the food.
- It is willing to adapt to new world conditions, and to absorb new technologies and investments.
- The musical, which wowed the crowds when it visited Bradford last year, is adapted from the 1961 film.
- The Notebook and The Proof, by Agota Kristof, is a trilogy which has been adapted from novel to stage.
- As with any film that is adapted from a novel, the movie often does not do the book justice.
late Middle English: from French adapter, from Latin adaptare, from ad- 'to' + aptare (from aptus 'fit').
Avoid confusing adapt with adopt. Trouble sometimes arises because in adapting to new conditions, an animal or plant can be said to adopt something, such as a new color or behavior pattern.