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.
The adapted course is set to be instituted in high schools nationwide this fall.
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This article is adapted from a post on IranWire by Gandom Khatib.
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Al Qaeda has learned from the mistakes of its franchises in the past and adapted.
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It had been planned days in advance to show solidarity with Jerusalem, but adapted to recent events.
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Colfer adapted the later into a 2012 film, which he also executive produced and starred in.
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The distances to it were long, and the rides in Cranby Wood—the big wood—were not adapted for wheels.
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But his instrument was never used on the ocean lines, and, indeed, it was not adapted for them.
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It will then be naturally loose and adapted to the growth of Golden Seal.
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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.
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(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
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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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 adapting your own book is like performing open-heart surgery on your own child. Jonathan Tropper: […]
the act of adapting. the state of being adapted; adjustment. something produced by adapting: an adaptation of a play for television. Biology. any alteration in the structure or function of an organism or any of its parts that results from natural selection and by which the organism becomes better fitted to survive and multiply in […]