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Etymology

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From Middle French adapter, from Latin adaptāre (to fit to), from ad- (to) + aptāre (to make fit), from aptus (fit); see apt.

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  • IPA(key): /əˈdæpt/
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  • Rhymes: -æpt

Verb

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adapt (third-person singular simple present adapts, present participle adapting, simple past and past participle adapted)

  1. (transitive) To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit
    Synonym: proportion
  2. (transitive) To fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose; to adjust
    to adapt a story for the stage
    to adapt an old machine to a new manufacture
  3. (transitive) To make by altering or fitting something else; to produce by change of form or character
    to bring out a play adapted from the French
    a word of an adapted form
  4. (intransitive) To make oneself comfortable to a new thing.
    They could not adapt to the new climate and so perished.

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Adjective

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adapt (comparative more adapt, superlative most adapt)

  1. Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

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Verb

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adapt (third-person singular simple present adapts, present participle adaptin, simple past adaptit, past participle adaptit)

  1. to adapt

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