Definition of adapt in English:
- 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.
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.
Late Middle English: from French adapter, from Latin adaptare, from ad- 'to' + aptare (from aptus 'fit').
Words that rhyme with adaptapt, enrapt, rapt, unmapped, untapped
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