adapt vs adopt :

adapt or 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>

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

  • 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
    he adopted an air of superiority
  • v  take into one's family
    They adopted two children from Nicaragua
  • v  put into dramatic form
    adopt a book for a screenplay
  • v  take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    They adopted the Jewish faith
News & Articles

  • 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?
    June 18, 2013 - San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • 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        
    June 18, 2013 - The Hollywood Reporter
  • 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 [...]
    June 13, 2013 - /Film

  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Summit Daily News
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The Vacaville Reporter
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - KMVT Twin Falls