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  • 1 ADAPT — is a grassroots disability rights organization with chapters in 30 states. It is known for being part of the radical wing of the disability rights movement due to its history of nonviolent direct action in order to bring attention to disability… …

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  • 2 adapt — adapt·a·bil·i·ty; adapt·able; adapt·a·tive; adapt·ed; adapt·er; adapt·ive; pre·adapt; re·adapt; adapt; adapt·ive·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 3 adapt — 1 Adapt, adjust, accommodate, conform, reconcile agree in denoting to bring into correspondence. To adapt is to fit or suit to something; it distinctively implies modification to meet new conditions, frequently with the added suggestion of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 adapt — UK US /əˈdæpt/ verb ► [I] to become familiar with a new situation: adapt to sth »To remain competitive the company has to be able to adapt to the changing marketplace. adapt to doing sth »Dick has adapted very well to running a multinational. ►… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 adapt — [ə dapt′] vt. [Fr adapter < L adaptare < ad , to + aptare, to fit: see APT1] 1. to make fit or suitable by changing or adjusting 2. to adjust (oneself) to new or changed circumstances vi. to adjust oneself SYN. ADAPT implies a modifying so… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Adapt — A*dapt , a. Fitted; suited. [Obs.] Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Adapt — A*dapt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adapted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adapting}.] [L. adaptare; ad + aptare to fit; cf. F. adapter. See {Apt}, {Adept}.] To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as to fit for a new use; sometimes followed by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 adapt — I verb acclimatize, accommodate oneself, adjust, alter, aptare, arrange, change, comply with, conform, convert, correlate, fashion, fit, make conformable, make suitable, modify, modulate, readjust, reconcile, regularize, render accordant, revise …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 adapt to — index correspond (be equivalent) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 adapt — (v.) early 15c. (implied in adapted) to fit (something, for some purpose), from M.Fr. adapter (14c.), from L. adaptare adjust, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + aptare join, from aptus fitted (see APT (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 adapt — [v] adjust to a different situation or condition acclimate, accommodate, accustom, alter, change, come around, comply, conform, familiarize, fashion, fit, get act together*, get used to, grow used to, habituate, harmonize, make, match, modify,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 adapt — ► VERB 1) make suitable for a new use or purpose. 2) become adjusted to new conditions. DERIVATIVES adaptive adjective. ORIGIN Latin adaptare, from aptus fit …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 adapt — verb 1 change your way of behaving ADVERB ▪ successfully, well ▪ The children have adapted well to the heat. ▪ quickly ▪ easily, readily …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 adapt — v. 1) (D; tr.) to adapt for; from (to adapt a novel for the stage; to adapt a film from a novel) 2) (D; intr., refl., tr.) to adapt to (we adapted quickly to life in Paris; she had to adapt herself to local conditions) * * * [ə dæpt] from (to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 adapt — 01. It has taken my family a long time to [adapt] to the cold of Alaska. 02. Animals that live in the desert have evolved wonderful systems of [adaptation] to this severe environment. 03. People in this generation need to be able to [adapt] to… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 adapt — a|dapt W3 [əˈdæpt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: adapter, from Latin adaptare, from ad to + aptare to make fit , from aptus; APT] 1.) [I and T] to gradually change your behaviour and attitudes in order to be successful in a new situation… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 adapt — [[t]ədæ̱pt[/t]] adapts, adapting, adapted 1) VERB If you adapt to a new situation or adapt yourself to it, you change your ideas or behaviour in order to deal with it successfully. [V to n] The world will be different, and we will have to be… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 adapt */*/ — UK [əˈdæpt] / US verb Word forms adapt : present tense I/you/we/they adapt he/she/it adapts present participle adapting past tense adapted past participle adapted 1) a) [intransitive] to change your ideas or behaviour so that you can deal with a… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 adapt — a|dapt [ ə dæpt ] verb ** intransitive to change your ideas or behavior so that you can deal with a new situation: The company was accused of being slow to adapt. adapt to: Most students have little difficulty adapting to college life. a.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 adapt — 1. verb /əˈdæpt/ a) To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion. They could not adapt to the new climate and so perished. b) To fit by alteration; …

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