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Meaning of ADAPT

Pronunciation:  u'dapt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
  2. [v]  make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
 

ADAPT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: accommodate, adjust, conform
 
 See Also: acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize, alter, anglicise, anglicize, assimilate, change, cultivate, domesticate, electrify, fit, focalise, focalize, focus, gear, match, naturalise, naturalize, obey, pitch, readapt, readjust, shoehorn, square, tailor, tame, transcribe, vary, wire

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*dapt"\, a.
    Fitted; suited. [Obs.] --Swift.
    
    
  2. \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 to or for.
    
          For nature, always in the right, To your decays adapts
          my sight.                                --Swift.
    
          Appeals adapted to his [man's] whole nature. --Angus.
    
          Streets ill adapted for the residence of wealthy
          persons.                                 --Macaulay.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A subset of apt.

[Sammet 1969, p. 606].

 
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