Associations to the word «Adapt»


ADAPT, verb. (transitive) To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion.
ADAPT, verb. (transitive) To fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose; to adjust: as, to adapt a story or a foreign play for the stage; to adapt an old machine to a new manufacture.
ADAPT, verb. (transitive) To make by altering or fitting something else; to produce by change of form or character: as, to bring out a play adapted from the French; a word of an adapted form.
ADAPT, verb. (intransitive) To change oneself so as to be adapted.
ADAPT, adjective. Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

Dictionary definition

ADAPT, verb. Make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country".
ADAPT, verb. Adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley