adapt adapt  /ə ˈdæpt/


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


  1. The leaders in upscale fashion are scrambling to adapt to a new, more frugal consumer.
  2. The answer is to adapt the way we practice wildlife and land conservation to climate change.
  3. Evolution will help species adapt, but there's a term for what happens when the pace of evolution can't match the pace of climate change: extinction.


  1. NBC Orders Animated Holiday Comedy From 'Simpsons' Writer

    Mike Reiss will adapt his best-selling children's book "How Murray Saved Christmas" for a December 2014 special. read more        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. Republicans are just plain daft

    Why, adapt to the new thing, of course. In this case, the snarky, pithy and glib lingo of Twitter and FB posts. And what do you goof and eyebrow raise over?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: San Francisco Bay Guardian

  3. Adapt or lose out, network chief says

    Cities must be able to adapt or be left behind in this fast-changing world, the head of a national “innovation network” told more than 300 governmental, civic and business leaders Wednesday at the Argenta Downtown Council’s annual luncheon in North Little Rock.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


  1. "We have not done enough to adapt to the evolving domestic internal security threat to American troops and military facilities that has emerged over the past decade," Gates said at a Pentagon news conference.
    on Jan 15, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: Boston Globe

  2. "We suffered a lot against these teams that decided to play us at the back, but you have to have patience and adapt your style," Villa said. "But there was never any fear — 99 percent of the time our style of play means victory."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: David Villa Source: The Associated Press

  3. "The poorest of the poor in the world - and this includes poor people in prosperous societies - are going to be the worst hit," Pachauri said. "People who are poor are least able to adapt to climate change."
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: Rajendra Pachauri Source: Forbes

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