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adansonia gregorii | adapa | adapid | adapid group | adapin | adapt | adaptability | adaptable | adaptableness | adaptation | adaptational


Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


     Fitted; suited.  Swift.  [1913 Webster]
adaptv. t. [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.  [1913 Webster]
    "For nature, always in the right,
    To your decays adapts my sight.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Appeals adapted to his [man's] whole nature."  [1913 Webster]
    "Streets ill adapted for the residence of wealthy persons."  [1913 Webster]


adapt, v.
1 tr. a (foll. by to) fit, adjust (one thing to another). b (foll. by to, for) make suitable for a purpose. c alter or modify (esp. a text). d arrange for broadcasting etc.
2 intr. & refl. (usu. foll. by to) become adjusted to new conditions.

adaptive adj. adaptively adv.
F adapter f. L adaptare (as AD-, aptare f. aptus fit)



acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, accustom, adapt to, adjust, adjust to, agree with, alter, ameliorate, arrange, assimilate, assimilate to, attune, be guided by, bend, better, break, break in, break up, capacitate, case harden, change, chime in with, comply, comply with, compose, condition, confirm, conform, convert, coordinate, correct, correspond, cut to, deform, denature, discipline, diversify, domesticate, domesticize, enable, equalize, equip, establish, fall in with, familiarize, fashion, fit, fix, follow, furnish, gear to, gentle, go by, habituate, harden, harmonize, homologate, homologize, housebreak, improve, instrument, instrumentate, inure, key to, make an adaptation, make conform, make plumb, make uniform, measure, meet, meliorate, melodize, mitigate, modify, modulate, mold, musicalize, mutate, naturalize, observe, orchestrate, orient, orient the map, orientate, overthrow, proportion, put in trim, put in tune, put to music, quadrate, qualify, re-create, realign, rebuild, reconcile, reconstruct, rectify, redesign, refit, reform, regulate, remake, remodel, renew, reshape, restructure, revamp, revive, right, ring the changes, rub off corners, score, season, set, set right, set to music, settle, shape, shift the scene, shuffle the cards, similarize, square, straighten, subvert, suit, sync, synchronize, tailor, tally with, tame, temper, train, transcribe, transpose, trim to, true, true up, tune, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down, vary, wont, work a change, worsen, write, yield




VB be accordant, agree, accord, harmonize, correspond, tally, respond, meet, suit, fit, befit, do, adapt itself to, fall in with, chime in with, square with, quadrate with, consort with, comport with, dovetail, assimilate, fit like a glove, fit to a tittle, fit to a T, match, become one, homologate, consent, render accordant, fit, suit, adapt, accommodate, graduate, adjust, dress, regulate, readjust, accord, harmonize, reconcile, fadge, dovetail, square.


VB be equal, equal, match, reach, keep pace with, run abreast, come to, amount to, come up to, be on a level with, lie on a level with, balance, cope with, come to the same thing, render equal, equalize level, dress, balance, equate, handicap, give points, spot points, handicap, trim, adjust, poise, fit, accommodate, adapt, strike a balance, establish equality, restore equality, restore equilibrium, readjust, stretch on the bed of Procrustes.

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