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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.


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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