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adapt (something) to

1. To become familiar or comfortable with something. When used in this way, the phrase does not take a noun or pronoun between "adapt" and "to." When Fran moved to China, she struggled to adapt to her new surroundings.
2. To modify or adjust something to fit or work properly with something else. Brian had to buy special cables so that he could adapt his old VCR his new TV.
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adapt something to something

to convert something to fit or work with something else. We converted our furnace to natural gas.
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adapt to something

to adapt or get used to someone or something. Please try to adapt to our routine.
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adapt to

1. To alter something so that it is better suited to something else: The immigrants adapted their recipes to the ingredients that were available in their new country.
2. To change in order to be better suited to something: At first, I didn't like the new school, but I quickly adapted to the way things were done there and was soon very happy.
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Designing a technology infrastructure that can support remote work and can easily accept and adapt to new advances is essential to the success of the work environment.
Students revealed the implications of changing group members to be (a) that one needed to accept, value, and adapt to new group members, (b) that communication was a key element in a change-based environment and brainstorming, debating, listening, negotiating, collaborating, and compromising were required, (c) that leadership was needed to guide the group through issues that arose due to change, and (d) that change had an impact on available time.
They are complex entities requiring an ability to adapt to change over time.
Runners vary greatly in how long it takes to recover from and adapt to a workout.
Today, this preliminary design often is ignored as foundries accept what software vendors say as the gospel, never questioning the software's ability to adapt to their unique requirements.
Those rehab vendors that prepare their therapists to adapt to the new therapy delivery model will be of the most help to the SNFs they serve.
Borders of monocultural, ethnocentric-based zones have disintegrated; international companies have been forced to adapt to customs and practices of local governments.
Common wisdom among paleontologists holds that although plants and animals can adapt to their environments to avoid extinction in normal times, survival during mass extinctions --caused by floods, volcanoes or other catastrophes-- may be just a matter of luck.
Drag&Tag is now available as an integrated plug-in with Bond Adapt software, allowing customers of Bond Adapt to import client and candidate information directly from the web and retain online intellectual property that is currently lost.
To meet these objectives, the new architecture should be modular so it can easily adapt to rapidly changing and growing storage environments and offer a completely intuitive interface that eliminates human errors and ensures the integrity of backup and restore processes.