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Definitions of adapt

  1. To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as to fit for a new use; - sometimes followed by to or for. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To make suitable; to conform; as, to adapt oneself to conditions; remodel or fit by alteration; as, to adapt a story for the stage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To make apt or fit: to accommodate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To fit; to qualify. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To make suitable; adjust; fit; conform; remodel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To make to fit; to accommodate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Fitted; suited. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Adaptable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for adapt

  1. Though lost to sight, however, Fannie was still a tender care in the memory of John March- if we may adapt one of his mother's gracefulest verses. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  2. Jews are known to adapt themselves with remarkable ease to any form of earning a livelihood, and they will quickly learn to carry on a new industry. – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
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