adapt

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Adapt is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
adapt

Third-person singular
adapts

Past tense
adapted

Past participle
adapted

Present participle
adapting

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you adapt to changes, conditions, needs, etc., you change to fit them.
    It was difficult to adapt to the changes, but I work much better now.
    It's a special military vehicle adapted for use in the snow.
  2. You can adapt book or other work to a movie, musical, or other form of entertainment.
    Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Fall of the House of Usher", was adapted to a movie in 1960.