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Other Adapt Definition

[v] adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
[v] make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

Misc. Definitions

\A*dapt"\, a. Fitted; suited. [Obs.] --Swift.
\A*dapt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adapted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adapting}.] [L. adaptare; ad + aptare to fit; cf. F. adapter. See {Apt}, {Adept}.] To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as to fit for a new use; -- sometimes followed by to or for. For nature, always in the right, To your decays adapts my sight. --Swift. Appeals adapted to his [man's] whole nature. --Angus. Streets ill adapted for the residence of wealthy persons. --Macaulay.

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