Synonyms for adapt

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-dapt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdæpt

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Définition of adapt

Origin :
  • early 15c. (implied in adapted) "to fit (something, for some purpose)," from Middle French adapter (14c.), from Latin adaptare "adjust," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + aptare "join," from aptus "fitted" (see apt). Meaning "to undergo modification so as to fit new circumstances" (intransitive) is from 1956. Related: Adapting.
  • verb adjust to a different situation or condition
Example sentences :
  • It's very kind of you to adapt yourself to my capacity, I am sure.'
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • She had changed her methods suddenly, and he had had no time to adapt himself to them.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • There are also men who adapt themselves passively and are easily molded.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • Those who regard their health should be careful to adapt their clothing to the state of the climate, and the season of the year.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
  • Change is about it on every side, and it must adapt itself to this change or it will pass away.
  • Extract from : « The Meaning of Evolution » by Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • To every sort of situation some bird has been enabled to adapt itself.
  • Extract from : « The Meaning of Evolution » by Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • The true statesman is aware that he must adapt himself to times and circumstances.
  • Extract from : « Gorgias » by Plato
  • "Do you adapt yourself also, monsieur," she retorted angrily, and turned her shoulder to him.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • As if to make a good text-book, it was not as necessary to adapt it to teachers as to scholars.
  • Extract from : « The Teacher » by Jacob Abbott
  • He was also quite prepared to adapt it to the childish mind.
  • Extract from : « The Task of Social Hygiene » by Havelock Ellis

Antonyms for adapt

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