adapt (something) to

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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

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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Students developed an understanding that adapting to changing group members took time.
Perhaps more difficult than adapting to a new configuration as a band is learning to meld the old with the new.
While adapting to market changes, a company must maintain its focus to succeed long term.
So all in all, although adapting to PPS will be a complicated process, I think everyone needs to recognize that PPS is not all bad news.
One session of the two-day forum will bring together retail analysts and CEOs of national retail chains on a panel to discuss their experiences adapting to inner city markets.
Imperva(TM), the leader in data security for the data center, today announced the first web application firewall that eliminates the need for organizations to reconfigure their networks by adapting to existing infrastructures.
All aspects of the system can be configured using XML instead of custom programming, and business rules can be managed by business users for maximum flexibility in adapting to changing needs.
The new system is compact, robust and modular, as well as extremely efficient for adapting to changing requirements and reuse in new projects.
It discovers and builds connectivity information of complex network environments, including support for advanced networking technologies such as ATM, frame relay, switched Ethernet, VLAN and VPNs, automatically adapting to changes in the network configuration.
In contrast, by adapting to a student's individual style - visual, auditory, tactile, etc.
6 "We created the Design Win Registration Program to expand our customer base through adapting to the needs of the wireless market, and it has succeeded tremendously - a fact demonstrated by both this program's growth and the company's record sales," said Barbara Buckalew, National Manager/Distribution, of Murata Electronics.
Bi-Tech Software, a leading fund accounting application provider, and Informix(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:IFMX), the technology leader in enterprise database-powered solutions, today announced the implementation of a new accounting system for the City of Wooster, Ohio to help the municipality ensure high levels of customer service by easily adapting to the many changes expected to occur in government in the new millennium.