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Definition 1: make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose - [verb of change]

Samples where adapt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country

Synonyms for adapt in the sense of this definition

(adapt is a kind of ...) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

"her mood changes in accordance with the weather" "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

(... is a kind of adapt ) equip for use with electricity

"electrify an appliance"

(... is a kind of adapt ) adopt to another place

"The stories had become naturalized into an American setting"

(... is a kind of adapt ) adapt in the name of Christianity

"some people want to Christianize ancient pagan sites"

(... is a kind of adapt ) adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

"domesticate oats" "tame the soil"

(... is a kind of adapt ) make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans

"The horse was domesticated a long time ago" "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"

(... is a kind of adapt ) adjust to a specific need or market

"a magazine oriented towards young people" "tailor your needs to your surroundings"

(... is a kind of adapt ) fit for a specific purpose even when not well suited

(... is a kind of adapt ) make English in appearance

"She anglicised her name after moving from Paris to London"

(... is a kind of adapt ) insert or adjust several objects or people

"Can you fit the toy into the box?" "This man can't fit himself into our work environment"

(... is a kind of adapt ) set the level or character of

"She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"

(... is a kind of adapt ) make correspondent or conformable

"Adjust your eyes to the darkness"

(... is a kind of adapt ) rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended

Definition 2: adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions - [verb of change]

Samples where adapt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We must adjust to the bad economic situation

Synonyms for adapt in the sense of this definition

(adapt is a kind of ...) get or become familiar or accustomed with through experience

"I finally got used to my husband's odd habits"

(... is a kind of adapt ) adjust anew

"After moving back to America, he had to readjust"

(... is a kind of adapt ) adapt anew

"He readapted himself"

(... is a kind of adapt ) become similar to one's environment

"Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly"

(... is a kind of adapt ) become focussed or come into focus

"The light focused"

(... is a kind of adapt ) get used to a certain climate

"They never acclimatized in Egypt"

(... is a kind of adapt ) be equal or harmonize

"The two pieces match"

(... is a kind of adapt ) be obedient to

(... is a kind of adapt ) cause to match, as of ideas or acts

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