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1. adapt

verb. ['əˈdæpt'] make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose.

Synonyms

  • shoehorn
  • gear
  • naturalize
  • alter
  • anglicize
  • tailor
  • electrify
  • transcribe
  • fit
  • change
  • naturalise
  • pitch
  • cultivate
  • accommodate
  • adjust
  • vary
  • domesticate
  • tame
  • wire
  • anglicise
  • Christianize

Antonyms

  • emigrate
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • adapter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • adaptare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Adapt

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Example sentences of the word adapt


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Even though most hatchet fish in the pet trade are wild-caught, they adapt readily to aquarium fare.

2. Verb, base form
Not only will these adapt better to life in captivity, they do not put pressure on wild populations.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Hiring managers prefer employees who can get along, adapt, grow, lead and thrive.

Quotes containing the word adapt


1. Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
- Nolan Ryan

2. People in Russia adapt to misery by a deep, deep humor.
- Ian Frazier

3. Russian humor is to adapt or make some sense or nonsense out of the insanity of their lives.
- Ian Frazier

2. adapt

verb. ['əˈdæpt'] adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions.

Synonyms

  • focus
  • match
  • focalize
  • readapt
  • assimilate
  • focalise
  • acclimatise
  • conform
  • acclimate
  • change
  • readjust
  • square
  • obey
  • acclimatize

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • stay
  • blur
  • disorient

Etymology

  • adapter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • adaptare (Latin)
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