adapt to
phr verb
Adapt to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑change, ↑environment, ↑suit, ↑surroundings

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  • adapt to — index correspond (be equivalent) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • adapt — UK US /əˈdæpt/ verb ► [I] to become familiar with a new situation: adapt to sth »To remain competitive the company has to be able to adapt to the changing marketplace. adapt to doing sth »Dick has adapted very well to running a multinational. ►… …   Financial and business terms

  • adapt — verb 1 change your way of behaving ADVERB ▪ successfully, well ▪ The children have adapted well to the heat. ▪ quickly ▪ easily, readily …   Collocations dictionary

  • adapt — v. 1) (D; tr.) to adapt for; from (to adapt a novel for the stage; to adapt a film from a novel) 2) (D; intr., refl., tr.) to adapt to (we adapted quickly to life in Paris; she had to adapt herself to local conditions) * * * [ə dæpt] from (to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • adapt — 01. It has taken my family a long time to [adapt] to the cold of Alaska. 02. Animals that live in the desert have evolved wonderful systems of [adaptation] to this severe environment. 03. People in this generation need to be able to [adapt] to… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • adapt — a|dapt W3 [əˈdæpt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: adapter, from Latin adaptare, from ad to + aptare to make fit , from aptus; APT] 1.) [I and T] to gradually change your behaviour and attitudes in order to be successful in a new situation… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • adapt — [[t]ədæ̱pt[/t]] adapts, adapting, adapted 1) VERB If you adapt to a new situation or adapt yourself to it, you change your ideas or behaviour in order to deal with it successfully. [V to n] The world will be different, and we will have to be… …   English dictionary

  • adapt */*/ — UK [əˈdæpt] / US verb Word forms adapt : present tense I/you/we/they adapt he/she/it adapts present participle adapting past tense adapted past participle adapted 1) a) [intransitive] to change your ideas or behaviour so that you can deal with a… …   English dictionary

  • adapt — a|dapt [ ə dæpt ] verb ** intransitive to change your ideas or behavior so that you can deal with a new situation: The company was accused of being slow to adapt. adapt to: Most students have little difficulty adapting to college life. a.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • adapt — 1. verb /əˈdæpt/ a) To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion. They could not adapt to the new climate and so perished. b) To fit by alteration; …   Wiktionary

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