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Meaning of "adapt" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ADAPT

From Latin adaptāre, from ad- to + aptāre to fit, from aptusapt.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ADAPT

adapt  [əˈdæpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ADAPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Adapt is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb adapt in English.

WHAT DOES ADAPT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of adapt in the English dictionary

The definition of adapt in the dictionary is to adjust to different conditions, a new environment, etc. Other definition of adapt is to fit, change, or modify to suit a new or different purpose.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ADAPT

PRESENT

Present
I adapt
you adapt
he/she/it adapts
we adapt
you adapt
they adapt
Present continuous
I am adapting
you are adapting
he/she/it is adapting
we are adapting
you are adapting
they are adapting
Present perfect
I have adapted
you have adapted
he/she/it has adapted
we have adapted
you have adapted
they have adapted
Present perfect continuous
I have been adapting
you have been adapting
he/she/it has been adapting
we have been adapting
you have been adapting
they have been adapting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I adapted
you adapted
he/she/it adapted
we adapted
you adapted
they adapted
Past continuous
I was adapting
you were adapting
he/she/it was adapting
we were adapting
you were adapting
they were adapting
Past perfect
I had adapted
you had adapted
he/she/it had adapted
we had adapted
you had adapted
they had adapted
Past perfect continuous
I had been adapting
you had been adapting
he/she/it had been adapting
we had been adapting
you had been adapting
they had been adapting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will adapt
you will adapt
he/she/it will adapt
we will adapt
you will adapt
they will adapt
Future continuous
I will be adapting
you will be adapting
he/she/it will be adapting
we will be adapting
you will be adapting
they will be adapting
Future perfect
I will have adapted
you will have adapted
he/she/it will have adapted
we will have adapted
you will have adapted
they will have adapted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been adapting
you will have been adapting
he/she/it will have been adapting
we will have been adapting
you will have been adapting
they will have been adapting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would adapt
you would adapt
he/she/it would adapt
we would adapt
you would adapt
they would adapt
Conditional continuous
I would be adapting
you would be adapting
he/she/it would be adapting
we would be adapting
you would be adapting
they would be adapting
Conditional perfect
I would have adapt
you would have adapt
he/she/it would have adapt
we would have adapt
you would have adapt
they would have adapt
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been adapting
you would have been adapting
he/she/it would have been adapting
we would have been adapting
you would have been adapting
they would have been adapting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you adapt
we let´s adapt
you adapt
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to adapt
Past participle
adapted
Present Participle
adapting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ADAPT


apt
æpt
booby-trapped
ˈbuːbɪtræpt
chapped
tʃæpt
handicapped
ˈhændɪˌkæpt
kidnapped
ˈkɪdnæpt
misadapt
ˌmɪsəˈdæpt
overlapped
ˈəʊvəˌlæpt
preadapt
ˌpriːəˈdæpt
rapped
ræpt
rapt
ræpt
readapt
ˌriːəˈdæpt
scrapped
skræpt
slapped
slæpt
snapped
snæpt
strapped
stræpt
trapped
træpt
uncapped
ʌnˈkæpt
untapped
ʌnˈtæpt
wrapped
ræpt
zapped
zæpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ADAPT

adaptability
adaptable
adaptableness
adaptation
adaptational
adaptationally
adaptative
adapted
adaptedness
adapter
adapter ring
adaption
adaptive
adaptive optics
adaptive radiation
adaptively
adaptiveness
adaptivity
adaptogen

WORDS THAT END LIKE ADAPT

accept
attempt
chapt
coapt
concept
dewlapt
Egypt
enrapt
except
inapt
JavaScript
kept
leapt
overapt
periapt
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script
sept
unapt
usucapt

Synonyms and antonyms of adapt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ADAPT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «adapt» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of adapt

Translation of «adapt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ADAPT

Find out the translation of adapt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of adapt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «adapt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

改编
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

adaptarse
570 millions of speakers

English

adapt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुकूलन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَتَكَيَّفُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приспосабливать(ся)
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

adaptar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খাপ খাওয়ানো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

s´adapter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

menyesuaikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anpassen (sich)
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

適合させる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

적응시키다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Adaptasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thích nghi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏற்ப
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परिस्थितीशी जुळवून घ्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uyarlamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

adattarsi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dostosować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пристосовуватися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a se adapta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσαρμόζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

anpassa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tilpasse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of adapt

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ADAPT»

The term «adapt» is very widely used and occupies the 11.158 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ADAPT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about adapt

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10 QUOTES WITH «ADAPT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word adapt.
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Scott Adkins
Whenever you're looking at new ways to get in shape, first you have to decide what you want. Do you want a more muscular look, or do you want to slim down and appear more toned and ripped? I adapt my training and diet with each role I do, depending on the image I want to convey.
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Marc Andreessen
You are cruising along, and then technology changes. You have to adapt.
3
Bonnie Bassler
When antibiotics first came out, nobody could have imagined we'd have the resistance problem we face today. We didn't give bacteria credit for being able to change and adapt so fast.
4
Nicole Beharie
My mom has an English accent, so we always referred to the trunk as the 'boot.' And then, suddenly, we moved to Georgia and I would say things like 'open the boot' with a bit of an accent, and I quickly realized I had to adapt; that kind of thing will get you beat up!
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Max Brooks
That's the thing about zombies. They don't adapt and they don't think. Literally, you could have a zombie on one side of a chain link fence and you could be on the other side and they could be trying to get to you and six feet down could be an open door and they will not go through that door in the fence. That's why they're so scary.
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Chris Brown
My mom told me as a youngster I was always intellectual, like as far as being able to adapt fast and quick. But I had a fun childhood, went to regular school.
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Dan Buettner
Of course, Minneapolis, we think, 'Oh well, it's cold there, lethally cold.' But the reality is you adapt to weather... Humans are consummately adaptable creatures.
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Wendy Carlos
As human beings we do change, grow, adapt, perhaps even learn and become wiser.
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Eleanor Clift
You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.
10
Edwin Louis Cole
Reasonable men adapt to the world around them; unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ADAPT»

Discover the use of adapt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to adapt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure
From a spaceport in the Mojave Desert to the street battles of Iraq, from a blazing offshore drilling rig to everyday decisions in our business and personal lives, this is a handbook for surviving - and prospering - in our complex and ever ...
Tim Harford, 2011
2
Children Adapt: A Theory of Sensorimotor-sensory Development
Highlights of this revised edition include: An overview of the rudiments of theory building. New material discussing application of theory to pediatric rehabilitation. Explicit discussions of occupational performance skills.
Elnora M. Gilfoyle, Ann P. Grady, Josephine C. Moore, 1990
3
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass ...
Readers of this book will be equipped scientifically, intellectually, and emotionally to face whatever the future holds.
Annalee Newitz, 2013
4
How Do Animals Adapt?
Describes how animals adapt to survive, discussing camouflage, mimicry, poisons, defense, adaptations to weather, feeding, and mating.
Bobbie Kalman, 2000
5
Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures ...
“I wrote this book because I believe that there is a serious gap in what has been written and communicated about cross-cultural management and what people actually struggle with on the ground.”—From the Introduction What does it mean ...
Andy Molinsky, 2013
6
The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in ...
And this is precisely what Hoffman and Casnocha show you how to do in a book that is both inspirational and supremely practical.
Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, 2012
7
Relearn, Evolve, and Adapt
Relearn, Evolve, and Adapt demonstrates how we are the architects of our lives, and we become what we think about.
François W. Sauer, 2008
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How to adapt anything into a screenplay
Krevolin also provides an insider's view of working and surviving within the Hollywood system-covering the legal issues, interviewing studio insiders on what they are looking for, and offering tips from established screenwriters who ...
Richard W. Krevolin, 2003
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Brew Ware: How to Find, Adapt & Build Homebrewing Equipment
Brew Ware is your complete guide to choosing or making the right equipment for your homebrewing endeavors. If you are thinking about brewing or increasing your brewing capacity, this book is the first piece of equipment you will need.
Karl F. Lutzen, Mark Stevens, 2011
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First Be Nimble: A Story About How to Adapt, Innovate and ...
The how-to guide to building an adaptive, productive business environment Graham Winter, author of the best-selling Think One Team, brings you First Be Nimble: A Story about How to Adapt, Innovate and Perform in a Volatile Business World.
Graham Winter, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ADAPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term adapt is used in the context of the following news items.
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NASCAR spotters adapt to new digs at Daytona
The stark transformation of Daytona International Speedway on the outside of the 2.5-mile track is also clear from the infield. And while the ... «Motorsport.com, Jul 15»
2
Liverpool must adapt to bring out the best in this young talent
Of all the signings from last summer at Anfield, Emre Can has undoubtedly been the most reliable performer – albeit his fellow arrivals haven't ... «FootballFanCast.com, Jul 15»
3
Monster Music and Movies continues to adapt, enters realm of e …
“That seems to be our M.O. We adapt, we survive,” said Galen Hudson, owner of Monster Music. “We kind of roll with the punches and adapt to ... «Charleston Post Courier, Jul 15»
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A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt
LOS ANGELES — A wide-eyed, restless 1-year-old, Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
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Adapt or perish
Either we adapt or perish. Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2015. Like Opinion & Editorial on Facebook, follow @ETOpEd on Twitter ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
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Region grapples with hotter future as it looks to adapt to climate …
But many governments in the region, including those in the St. Louis area, have only just started thinking about how to adapt. “I think the ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
7
Don't grudge scrutiny by public or media, learn to adapt, Govt tells …
Government officials should not grudge the increased scrutiny by the public as well as the media and learn instead to adapt to it as ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
8
Funerals with a flair: Directors adapt to new kinds of memorials
Funeral directors trying to adapt to a new way of memorializing people can find themselves trying to fulfill some off-the-wall requests from the ... «TBO.com, Jul 15»
9
Concrete jungle: Cities adapt to growing ranks of coyotes, cougars …
Several times this spring, coyotes made national headlines when spotted roaming the streets of New York, from Manhattan to Queens. In recent ... «Raw Story, Jul 15»
10
Online shopping is king - high street stores must adapt or die
The online shopping revolution hasn't actually been a revolution. The internet and smartphones have certainly changed where we shop ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»

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