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Etymology

From Middle French adapter < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] adaptare (to fit to) < ad (to) + aptare (to make fit) < aptus (fit); see apt.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to adapt

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to adapt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion.
  2. (transitive) To fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose; to adjust: as, to adapt a story or a foreign play for the stage; to adapt an old machine to a new manufacture.
  3. (transitive) To make by altering or fitting something else; to produce by change of form or character: as, to bring out a play adapted from the French; a word of an adapted form.

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Adjective

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Positive
adapt

Comparative
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  1. Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

Translations

References

  • "adapt" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

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