Adapted



to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly:
They adapted themselves to the change quickly. He adapted the novel for movies.
to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc.:
to adapt easily to all circumstances.
Contemporary Examples

The adapted course is set to be instituted in high schools nationwide this fall.
RNC to Congress: Investigate the AP U.S. History Exam Gideon Resnick August 13, 2014

This article is adapted from a post on IranWire by Gandom Khatib.
Tehran’s Underground Speakeasies IranWire June 14, 2014

Al Qaeda has learned from the mistakes of its franchises in the past and adapted.
Al Qaeda’s Post-9/11 Surge Bruce Riedel September 8, 2010

It had been planned days in advance to show solidarity with Jerusalem, but adapted to recent events.
A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads Creede Newton November 9, 2014

Colfer adapted the later into a 2012 film, which he also executive produced and starred in.
Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer Oliver Jones December 14, 2014

Historical Examples

The distances to it were long, and the rides in Cranby Wood—the big wood—were not adapted for wheels.
Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope

But his instrument was never used on the ocean lines, and, indeed, it was not adapted for them.
Heroes of the Telegraph J. Munro

It will then be naturally loose and adapted to the growth of Golden Seal.
Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding

A room not large enough to skate in; nor adapted to the easy pursuit of any other occupation.
Little Dorrit Charles Dickens

Lane, on the other hand, recognized military rules only so far as they were adapted to the present situation.
Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson

verb
(often foll by to) to adjust (someone or something, esp oneself) to different conditions, a new environment, etc
(transitive) to fit, change, or modify to suit a new or different purpose: to adapt a play for use in schools
v.

early 15c. (implied in adapted) “to fit (something, for some purpose),” from Middle French adapter (14c.), from Latin adaptare “adjust,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + aptare “join,” from aptus “fitted” (see apt). Meaning “to undergo modification so as to fit new circumstances” (intransitive) is from 1956. Related: Adapting.
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