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English verb: adapt

1. adapt (change) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose


SamplesAdapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country.


Synonymsaccommodate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, vary


Narrower (hyponym)adjust, anglicise, anglicize, Christianize, cultivate, domesticate, domesticate, electrify, fit, gear, naturalise, naturalise, naturalize, naturalize, orient, pitch, shoehorn, tailor, tame, tame, transcribe, wire

2. adapt (change) adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions


SamplesWe must adjust to the bad economic situation.


Synonymsadjust, conform


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize, assimilate, focalise, focalize, focus, match, obey, readapt, readapt, readjust, square









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