|1.||[ verb ] make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose|
"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|
"re-write a play for use in schools"
|Related terms:||write writing|
|3.||[ verb ] adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions|
"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|
|Related terms:||arrange music|
|6.||[ verb ] get accustomed or used (to something)|
"We never adapted to life in the U.S."
|Related terms:||change acclimatize|