adapt
verb
1 change your way of behaving
ADVERB
successfully, well

The children have adapted well to the heat.

quickly
easily, readily

The company can easily adapt to changing demand.

accordingly

We need to assess the new situation and adapt accordingly.

VERB + ADAPT
be able to, can
be unable to, cannot
have to, must
need to
learn to
PREPOSITION
to
PHRASES
the ability to adapt

Some animals have a remarkable ability to adapt to changing environments.

find it difficult to adapt, find it hard to adapt

A lot of companies have found it hard to adapt to the new system.

2 change a thing
PREPOSITION
for

to adapt a book for television

from

The radio play had been adapted from a novel.

PHRASES
specially adapted

The classroom has been specially adapted to take wheelchairs.

Adapt is used with these nouns as the object: ↑article, ↑model, ↑novel, ↑recipe, ↑style, ↑system, ↑technique

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