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adapt

a·dapt

adapt

 
pronunciation:
daept
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: adapted, adapting, adapts
definition: to make fit or suitable for a particular need or condition; adjust.
They adapted the reading room so they could hold meetings there.The school water fountains are adapted for children.
synonyms:
accommodate, adjust
similar words:
alter, arrange, assimilate, conform, coordinate, fashion, fit, modulate, mold, orient, remodel, shape, suit, tailor
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become adjusted.
The children of the immigrants adapted quickly to their new surroundings.
synonyms:
adjust, naturalize
similar words:
acclimate, accommodate, alter, assimilate, conform, coordinate
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ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
apt, ept Latin root that means fit for
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