Etymology
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adapt (v.)

early 15c. (implied in adapted) "to fit (something, for some purpose)," from Old French adapter (14c.), from Latin adaptare "adjust, fit to," from ad "to" (see ad-) + aptare "to join," from aptus "fitted" (see apt). Intransitive meaning "to undergo modification so as to fit new circumstances" is from 1956. Related: Adapting.

Origin and meaning of adapt

updated on October 13, 2021

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Definitions of adapt from WordNet

adapt (v.)
make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose;
Synonyms: accommodate
adapt (v.)
adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions;
Synonyms: adjust / conform
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