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adapt (something) for

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

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

v.
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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Sarah's participation in adapted PE assisted with not only her physical development but also with the social and emotional development, as well as her self-esteem.
Part of the cost of planting cottonwoods, willows, or other trees adapted to riverine settings could be subsidized through one of several government programs, such as the Forestry Incentive Program administered by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.
The lyrical war film, adapted from James Jones' epic novel, is Malick's third effort as a writer and director in his sporadic, 25-year career.
The housing unit must be adapted to suitably meet the veteran's needs
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Joint Adamind and Mobilitec Demo -- This demo features an integrated solution for delivery of adapted media content that best fits end user device capabilities.
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The Super Luer will be adapted to manufacture the first affordable, disposable cannula, an enclosed tubular device, currently made from stainless steel, that looks much like a large needle and has been popularized by its use to insert or extract tissue during liposuction and collagen implant procedures.
The Fibre Attached Technology Adapted drives are designed specifically for enterprise-class environments and SAN deployments where bulk storage and lower price per gigabyte are more important than access time.
According to Johansson, the Working Group during its efforts to assure quality of service guidelines, determined that the IEEE 1394 infrastructure can be easily adapted to IEEE 802.
Thus, the end user enjoys a superior media-rich messaging experience, since the content has been adapted to the specifications of his handset.
However, the license does not govern the sale of media used to maintain and grow those cells, either for research or bioproduction applications, and Invitrogen expects its customers to use the same Invitrogen media to which the dhfr negative CHO cells have been adapted.
A complete Customer Care and Billing solution with a price model adapted for start-ups and small broadband operators.
Wireless Web clippings" feature streamlined content from existing Web pages or databases that have been adapted for delivery via handheld PDAs (personal digital assistants) that use the PalmOS platform.