1. [ verb ] make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Synonyms: accommodate

"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

Related terms: change shoehorn fit gear adjust naturalize electrify domesticate anglicise christianize domesticate adjustment adapter
2. [ verb ] (writing) rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose
Synonyms: rewrite

"re-write a play for use in schools"

Related terms: write writing
3. [ verb ] adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
Synonyms: adjust conform

"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

Related terms: change obey readjust assimilate square readapt acclimatize focus match adjustment adaptation
4. [ verb ] take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
Synonyms: embrace sweep_up adopt espouse

"She embraced Catholocism" "They adopted the Jewish faith"

Related terms: accept take_up borrowing
5. [ verb ] (music) rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended
Synonyms: transcribe
Related terms: arrange music
6. [ verb ] get accustomed or used (to something)
Synonyms: adjust

"We never adapted to life in the U.S."

Related terms: change acclimatize
Similar spelling:   adaptor