To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation.(verb-transitive)
To become adapted: a species that has adapted well to winter climes. (verb-intransitive)
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Use "adapt" in a sentence
"You can not do that in Latin base languages so people adapt the English word or have to describe the object or concept."
"If the ability to adapt is limited, the possibility to be a foster parent reduce."
"I also think that one of the ways we are going to maximize our ability to survive/adapt is to develop the technologies that reduce pollutant inputs through any number of methods."