Definition of 'adapt'
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Could such a device be adapted for domestic use? Times, Sunday Times (2016)You learn to adapt and change. The Sun (2016)We had to adapt to the changes in her lifestyle, but we managed it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are great players, so it has been easy for me to adapt to play with them. The Sun (2016)You have to adapt to the changed demands in each place, and that's especially true for jockeys. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is how he made us adapt to his playing style. The Sun (2015)That allowed him to adjust and adapt his sprawling tale. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We bring in a new agenda that other people adapt and use. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So is there any talk about possibly adapting that second book? Christianity Today (2000)Elsewhere buildings were adapted for surprising purposes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Small companies are already adapting to change. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Instead he wrote and adapted plays for the stage. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)His treatment was awful and he had no idea how to adapt a book. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In part this reflects changes to adapt to new conditions. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)He has struggled to adapt his playing style to the hard courts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In the summer they can be adapted to use as gardening vehicles or refuse trucks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You have to be able to adjust and adapt and take your own game forward in a different environment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He knows which players can adapt to his playing style after an assessment of his first three months in charge. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His design has been used or adapted by many of the suppliers that have sprung up in the past few years. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is to be adapted as a film in France. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Is he keen on films being adapted into plays, then? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Most carried on, adapting their purposes to the war effort in many ways. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)In fairness, perhaps he needs more time to adjust and adapt. The Sun (2008)His films have been adapted for schools in Australia. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is always more we can do to raise awareness, as crime groups adapt and change. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He's got a good ability to adapt and adjust. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Also, adapting film successes for the stage is a road trodden too often. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In this way forms are modified, and can be adapted to their purpose and become more perfect. Secrets of the Soil (1990)
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Translations for 'adapt'
British English: adapt /əˈdæpt/ VERB
If you adapt to a new situation, you change your ideas or behaviour in order to deal with it.
MPs have quickly adapted to the cameras.
- American English: adapt
- Arabic: يَتَكَيَّفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: adaptar
- Chinese: 改编
- Croatian: prilagoditi
- Czech: přizpůsobit se
- Danish: tilpasse
- Dutch: aanpassen veranderen
- European Spanish: adaptarse
- Finnish: sopeutua
- French: s'adapter
- German: anpassen (sich)
- Greek: προσαρμόζω
- Italian: adattarsi reflexive verb
- Japanese: 適合させる
- Korean: 적응시키다
- Norwegian: tilpasse
- Polish: dostosować
- European Portuguese: adaptar
- Romanian: a se adapta
- Russian: приспосабливать(ся)
- Spanish: adaptar
- Swedish: anpassa
- Thai: ปรับตัว
- Turkish: uyum sağlamak
- Ukrainian: пристосовуватися
- Vietnamese: thích nghi
Definition of adapt from the Collins English Dictionary
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