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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-dapt]
    • /əˈdæpt/
    • /əˈdæpt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dapt]
    • /əˈdæpt/

Definitions of adapted word

  • adjective adapted If something is adapted to a particular situation or purpose, it is especially suitable for it. 3
  • adjective adapted suitable for a particular purpose 3
  • verb with object adapted to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly: They adapted themselves to the change quickly. He adapted the novel for movies. 1
  • verb without object adapted to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc.: to adapt easily to all circumstances. 1
  • noun adapted Simple past tense and past participle of adapt. 1
  • adjective adapted (of a creative work) Having been transformed from one medium to another. 0

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Origin of adapted

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Latin adaptāre to fit, adjust, perhaps via French adapter. See ad-, apt

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Parts of speech for Adapted


adapted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

adapted usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adapted

adj adapted

  • fitting — adapted or suited; appropriate: This water isn't fit for drinking. A long-necked giraffe is fit for browsing treetops.
  • becoming — A piece of clothing, a colour, or a hairstyle that is becoming makes the person who is wearing it look attractive.

adjective adapted

  • modified — to change somewhat the form or qualities of; alter partially; amend: to modify a contract.
  • altered — to make different in some particular, as size, style, course, or the like; modify: to alter a coat; to alter a will; to alter course.
  • improved — to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: He took vitamins to improve his health.
  • revised — to amend or alter: to revise one's opinion.
  • reformed — (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Reform Jews or Reform Judaism: a Reform rabbi.

verb adapted

  • acculture — To familiarize oneself with, and adopt a new culture, especially by an immigrant.
  • adjust — When you adjust to a new situation, you get used to it by changing your behaviour or your ideas.
  • grin and bear it — to suffer trouble or hardship without complaint
  • climatize — to acclimate to a new environment.
  • get it together — to achieve one's full potential, either generally as a person or in a particular field of activity

Antonyms for adapted

adj adapted

  • inappropriate — not appropriate; not proper or suitable: an inappropriate dress for the occasion.
  • unseemly — not seemly; not in keeping with established standards of taste or proper form; unbecoming or indecorous in appearance, speech, conduct, etc.: an unseemly act; unseemly behavior.
  • unsuitable — not suitable; inappropriate; unfitting; unbecoming.
  • improper — not proper; not strictly belonging, applicable, correct, etc.; erroneous: He drew improper conclusions from the scant evidence.
  • unfitting — suitable or appropriate; proper or becoming.

adjective adapted

  • unmodified — to change somewhat the form or qualities of; alter partially; amend: to modify a contract.

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