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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

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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Jean Skinner, who is adapted aquatics supervisor for the Fairfax County Park Authority, organizes the exercise classes and recruits and trains all the instructors.
Glendale College probably has one of the best programs in adapted physical education in the state,'' said Parks, who is credited with building up the program, which serves 150 to 200 disabled students a year.
In the following articles, three teachers of adapted physical education share their approaches to serving children and adolescents with special needs.
If your camp doesn't currently include campers with special needs, basic initiatives can be adapted to raise a level of appreciation about disabilities.
While there are hundreds of software options available, the following is a sampling of costing software systems that have been adapted for the foundry industry.
They were growing well in places, but they're made for the uplands and weren't adapted to flooding.
This report provides excellent insight for health care executives into how TQM can be adapted from the manufacturing product-oriented model to the health care service-oriented industry.
Condon is as surprised as anybody that Oscar has recognized his little movie, which was adapted from Christopher Bram's novel, ``Father of Frankenstein.
Various parts of an activity, from equipment to rules, can be adapted to improve a learning disabled camper's success.
It can take farmers several years to expand their stocks of locally adapted seeds.
The Industrialized PC control platform found in all Automated Packaging Systems next generation baggers can be easily adapted to accommodate a wide range of system capabilities.
For ``Hurlyburly,'' David Rabe has adapted his 1984 off-Broadway play for the screen, whittling it down from three hours to a more concise but still tortuous two hours of navel gazing, self-absorption and phoniness.
Kitchell studied various species of marine plankton, or diatoms, and found that those that had adapted to northern climates survived the mass extinction between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods (65 million years ago), while plankton that had adapted to low- and mid-latitude sites did not.
To date, the underlying model for delivering e-commerce solutions has not adapted to today's business requirements," said Stephan Schambach, President and CEO, Demandware.
Evolutionary theory predicts that when plants and animals colonize new territory, the specimens best adapted to the new conditions as a result of random genetic variation thrive, so their offspring eventually diverge in form from the parent population.