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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To change or get in line with new circumstances.

Usage examples (37)
  • The horse took some time to adapt to the new barn.
  • adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country
  • Learning and the ability to adapt is an empirically demonstrable property.
  • Indeed, the ability to change and adapt is what keeps our system so strong. for more
Tutoring comment
  • When some people are asked to "adapt" (or adjust) to new circumstances, they prove that they are more "adept" (more than capable; expert) than others. To "adopt" means to take into one's family.
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