definition: to make fit or suitable for a particular need or condition; adjust.
example: They adapted the reading room so they could hold meetings there.
example: The school water fountains are adapted for children.
definition: to become adjusted; to change in ways that allow one to survive or be at ease in new circumstances.
example: The children of the immigrants adapted quickly to their new surroundings.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the verb adapt
adapt + PREPOSITION
- ~ to (e.g., adapt to new surroundings, adapt to difficult conditions, adapt to changes in the environment, adapt to a new climate, adapt to a different habitat, adapt to changed circumstances, adapt to a new situation)
adapt + MODIFIER: ~ quickly, ~ slowly, ~ easily, ~ gradually, ~ with ease, ~ with difficulty, ~ rapidly, ~ readily, ~ continually, ~ eventually, ~ successfully, ~ accordingly (The social rules were harsh, but the new prisoners adapted accordingly)