Adjective "adapting" definition and examples

(Adapting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈdapt/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.
  1. with object and infinitive 'the policies can be adapted to suit individual needs'
  2. 'The minibuses are specially adapted for wheelchair users and the timescale to obtain a replacement is four to six months.'
  3. 'After several years of tests, they are now modifying and adapting the system to their individual enterprises.'
  4. 'Computer manufacturers routinely gave machines to schools at a discount or without cost, but adapting them to educational purposes proved difficult.'
  5. 'Birds use them for flight, and they are exquisitely adapted for flight in their subtlest details.'
  6. 'The first pair were adapted for feeding, the next four were walking legs, and the most posterior pair formed large swimming paddles.'
  7. 'In the current investigation, a number of existing measures were adapted for use.'
  8. 'We will make these available in a format that you can download, so you can modify or adapt them as needed.'
  9. 'She then adapts the design to suit the individual.'
  10. 'We use a unique approach to training, adapting our delivery to suit individual groups.'
  11. 'But, for a historian, he seems incredibly obtuse about the process of historical change, particularly the way each culture adapts ideas to suit its own purposes.'
  12. 'TS Moorhouse blamed part of the problem on motorists who failed to adapt to the conditions.'
  13. 'A decent game of football was never likely as both teams struggled to adapt to the atrocious conditions.'
  14. 'These must be understood so plans can evolve and adapt to different conditions.'
  15. 'If one is to enjoy any return on the investment, one must be smart, work diligently and adapt to local conditions.'
  16. 'Without this the species would be unable to adapt to changing conditions and would eventually perish.'
  17. 'Being able to adapt to any hill conditions or terrain is what makes good skiers great.'
  18. 'They were able to adapt to whatever the political situations or life conditions demanded.'
  19. 'Therefore, it is important to understand the mechanisms that plants use to adapt to water-limited conditions.'
  20. 'These archetypes defy history and adapt to local conditions in order to live on.'
  21. 'He should've adapted to us rather than trying to make us adapt to him.'
  22. 'the film was adapted from a Turgenev short story'
  23. 'When I first read the musical, which was adapted from the book by some guys in New York, I was very aware of how big it felt and how American it seemed.'
  24. 'As with any film that is adapted from a novel, the movie often does not do the book justice.'
  25. 'It was adapted for theatre by Marcy Kahan, from Nora Ephron's original screenplay.'
  26. 'The same can be said of any number of films adapted from fiction and nonfiction sources.'
  27. 'City of Spades is adapted for radio by Biyi Bandele and Directed by Toby Swift.'
  28. 'I normally stay away from movies which are adapted from books I've read and enjoyed.'
  29. 'Like Minority Report, it was heavily adapted for the screen, but in a way that's necessary.'
  30. 'The film, adapted from the novel by Robert Harris, is based in fact.'
  31. 'The show runs until January 25 and is adapted from the much loved classic book by Philippa Pearce.'

More definitions

1. to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly: They adapted themselves to the change quickly. He adapted the novel for movies. verb (used without object)

2. to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc.: to adapt easily to all circumstances.

More examples(as adjective)

"marketplaces can be adapting."

"electronicses can be adapting."

"policies can be adapting."

"others can be adapting."

"ingredients can be adapting."

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Origin

(adapt)Late Middle English: from French adapter, from Latin adaptare, from ad- ‘to’ + aptare (from aptus ‘fit’).