HyperDic: adapt

English > 2 senses of the word adapt:
VERBchangeadapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
changeadapt, adjust, conformadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
adapt > pronunciation
Soundsahdae'pt
Rhymesapt ... wrapped: 12 rhymes with aept...
English > adapt: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
Synonymaccommodate
NarrowerChristianizeadapt in the name of Christianity
adjustmake correspondent or conformable
anglicise, anglicizemake English in appearance
domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tameadapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
domesticate, tamemake fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans
electrify, wireequip for use with electricity
fitinsert or adjust several objects or people
gear, pitchSet the level or character of
naturalize, naturaliseAdopt to another place
shoehornfit for a specific purpose even when not well suited
tailor, orientAdjust to a specific need or market
transcriberewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally / originally intended
Broaderchange, alter, varyBecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
Spanishacomodar, adaptarse, adaptar, ajustar
Catalanacomodar, adaptar
Adjectivesadaptablecapable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use
adaptativehaving a capacity for adaptation
Nounsadapter, adaptordevice that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible
English > adapt: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsadjust, conform
Narroweracclimatize, acclimatise, acclimateGet used to a certain climate / climate
assimilateBecome similar to one's environment
focus, focalize, focaliseBecome focussed or come into focus
matchBe equal or harmonize
obeyBe obedient to
readaptadapt anew
readjust, readaptAdjust anew
squareCause to match, as of ideas or acts
Broaderget used toGet or become familiar or accustomed with through experience
Spanishadaptarse, adaptar, ajustarse, ajustar, conformarse, conformar, regular
Catalanadaptar-se, adaptar, ajustar-se, ajustar, conformar-se
Adjectivesadaptablecapable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use
adaptivehaving a capacity for adaptation
Nounsadaptation, adaptionthe process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)

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