Adapt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈdæpt|  American pronunciation of the word adapt
Brit.  |əˈdapt|  British pronunciation of the word adapt


- make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose (syn: accommodate)
- adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions (syn: adjust, conform)


When children go to a different school, it usually takes them a while to adapt.

She has adapted herself to college life quite easily.

The camera has been adapted for underwater use.

The clock was adapted to run on batteries.

The movie was adapted from the book of the same title.

Shelves were built to adapt the library for use as an office.

We adapted quickly to life in Paris.

She had to adapt herself to local conditions.

Many of Dickens' books have been adapted as films.

The children are finding it hard to adapt to the new school.

The ability to adapt is a definite asset in this job.

How do these insects adapt themselves to new environments?

The car has been adapted to take unleaded gas.

These teaching materials can be adapted for older children.

Many children buy books after they have been adapted for television.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: adapt
he/she/it: adapts
present participle: adapting
past tense: adapted
past participle: adapted
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