ALL meanings of adapt

A a
  • verb adapt If you adapt to a new situation or adapt yourself to it, you change your ideas or behaviour in order to deal with it successfully. 3
  • verb adapt If you adapt something, you change it to make it suitable for a new purpose or situation. 3
  • verb adapt If you adapt a book or play, you change it so that it can be made into a film or a television programme. 3
  • verb adapt to adjust (someone or something, esp oneself) to different conditions, a new environment, etc 3
  • verb adapt to fit, change, or modify to suit a new or different purpose 3
  • verb transitive adapt to make fit or suitable by changing or adjusting 3
  • verb transitive adapt to adjust (oneself) to new or changed circumstances 3
  • intransitive verb adapt to adjust oneself 3
  • intransitive verb adapt change 1
  • intransitive verb adapt to situation 1
  • transitive verb adapt story 1
  • verb with object adapt 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 adapt to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc.: to adapt easily to all circumstances. 1
  • noun Definition of adapt in Technology (language)   A subset of APT. 1
  • noun adapt Make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify. 1
  • verb adapt (Transitive Verb) To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion. 0
  • verb adapt (Transitive Verb) 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. 0
  • verb adapt (Transitive Verb) 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. 0
  • verb adapt (Intransitive Verb) To change oneself so as to be adapted. 0
  • adjective adapt Adapted; fit; suited; suitable. 0
Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?