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adapt (something) for (something)

To change or adjust something for a new or different purpose. I heard that the studio is adapting that book for a movie. Have they adapted the building for wheelchair accessibility?
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adapt (something) from (something)

To create one thing from another. The film was adapted from a famous novel.
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adapt (something) to (something)

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

adapt someone or something

to something to cause someone or something to change, adjust to, or get used to something else. Can't you adapt yourself to my way of doing things?

adapt something for something

to change or alter something for use with something else. Has this furnace been adapted for natural gas?
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adapt something from something

to derive something from something else; to create by modifying something else. I adapted my new musical from a novel.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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However, past studies mainly used minimum operator for input aggregation and implication and centroid for defuzzification [3] and failed to evaluate the sensitivity of adapted models for fuzzy operators and defuzzification methods.
The Na+ contents from dry matter of unadapted and adapted calli lines were almost similar at their respective medium (Fig.
Nevertheless, it appears from these limited findings that the supportive community does provide a satisfactory and affordable arrangement for older people, provided its physical environment is properly adapted. All in all, the supportive communities studied, both in Jerusalem and in Zefat, seem to be operating to the satisfaction of a vast majority of their members, in spite of the great differences in characteristics of their populations and in their geographical and physical conditions.
As time goes on, devices supporting only proprietary APIs can be phased out while the management application is easily adapted to newer SMI-S-compliant devices.
Yet Hollywood adapted to the new format, and later on introduced another--the DVD--adding value such as director's cuts and director's commentaries to the package.
The Fairfax County Park Authority in Northern Virginia where Peggy lives offers a comprehensive adapted exercise program for people with disabilities.
While Garfinkel doesn't specifically treat promotions for newsletters and specialized information, his 297 examples are easily adapted to countless promotional situations.
(Adapted from Advanced Marathoning, by Pete Pfitzinger and Scott Douglas, 2001.
Additionally, key elements of the 61" Wide XGA resolution panel -- such as 1365 x 768 driver circuitry -- are being adapted from NEC's current 50" XGA PDP panel technology.
Now Italian performer Anna Zapparoli has adapted that scene to the stage, performing it for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.
Golden tome, which is being developed as a pic by Steven Spielberg, was being adapted by the prolific Sony-based Ronald Bass.
Productos Agroindustriales del Caribe, a subsidiary of food company CPC International, selected Exactus because it needed a system adapted to the legal and financial needs of the region.
Low ropes course elements can be adapted to universal design by using additional spotters, making minor construction changes, or utilizing specialized equipment.
Instead of the old approach of adapting the worker to the job, the work environment is being adapted to suit the worker.
As with any computerized system, software must be adapted to your environment and rely upon accurate information, in both design and execution, to provide accurate results.