adapt vs adopt : Common Errors in English

About adapt vs adopt

You can adopt a child or a custom or a law; in all of these cases you are making the object of the adoption your own, accepting it. If you adapt something, however, you are changing it. ="144" height="216" align=center>

adapt Meaning(s)

  • (v) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
  • (v) adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

adopt Meaning(s)

  • (v) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
  • (v) take up and practice as one's own
  • (v) take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
  • (v) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
  • (v) take into one's family
  • (v) put into dramatic form
  • (v) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

adapt in News

  1. Adapting to U.S. Open course conditions is focus for golfers

    Golfers will have to adapt to the changes in store for Merion Golf Club at the 113th U.S. Open today.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  2. Tom Hanks and Tom Tykwer Reunite to Adapt Dave Eggers Novel ‘A Hologram for the King’

    Some of the Cloud Atlas team is coming back together for another literary adaptation. Tom Hanks and Tom Tykwer are teaming up to adapt A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers. Hanks and his company Playtone will produce, and Hanks will star, while Tykwer will produce and direct. (Presumably he could do the film’s [...]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: /Film

  3. Adapt Telephony Services Captures Ninth Consecutive Interactive Intelligence Conquest Award

    Interactive Intelligence has honored Adapt Telephony Services, a reseller and systems integrator of the vendor’s unified IP business communications solutions, with its annual 2013 Conquest Award.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

adopt in News

  1. Adopt a Summit County cat in June

    June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month at the Summit County Animal Shelter. While many Summit County residents enjoy their canine companions, there is much to be said for felines. Although most cats come across as “stand-offish” when they need alone time, they make good pets.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Summit Daily News

  2. June Is Adopt A Cat Month At The Twin Falls Animal Shelter

    Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) June is national adopt a cat month and the Twin Falls Animal Shelter is asking for your help.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KMVT Twin Falls

  3. Adopt wild horses, burros this weekend

    The opportunity to adopt a wild horse or burro comes this week as the Bureau of Land Management and Napa Valley Horsemen's Association host Napa Mustang Days at the Napa Horsemen's Association Grounds, 1200 Foster Road, in Napa.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Vacaville Reporter

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