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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 adapting word

  • verb with object adapting 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 adapting to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc.: to adapt easily to all circumstances. 1
  • noun adapting Present participle of adapt. 1

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Origin of adapting

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 Adapting


adapting 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

adapting usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adapting

noun adapting

  • nationalization — to bring under the ownership or control of a nation, as industries and land: a movement to nationalize the oil industry.
  • habituation — the act of habituating.
  • fixing — Informal. a position from which it is difficult to escape; predicament.
  • naturalization — to confer upon (an alien) the rights and privileges of a citizen.

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