Adapt Definition

adapted, adapting, adapts
adapted, adapting, adapts
To make fit or suitable by changing or adjusting.
Webster's New World
To adjust oneself.
Webster's New World
To adjust (oneself) to new or changed circumstances.
Webster's New World
To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation.
American Heritage Medicine
To cause to be able to survive and reproduce under certain conditions. Used in the passive.
A species that is adapted to a particular environment.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Adapt

  • From Middle French adapter, from Latin adaptare (“to fit to”), from ad (“to”) + aptare (“to make fit”), from aptus (“fit”); see apt.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English adapten from Latin adaptāre ad- ad- aptāre to fit (from aptus fitting apt)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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