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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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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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So under new conditions, there would be many different mutations allowing some to survive and adapt quicker.
And although they could have adapted over time, they most likely would have died out first.
Although it is easy to purchase a new system and adapt it to your foundry, this capital expense is usually not part of the foundry's budget.
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.
Two minutes into translating the article, I realized that I must "adapt" rather than translate.
Rather than translating, I opted to adapt the essay.
"Intelligence," when used this way, reflects an ability to understand a changing environment and to adapt accordingly, and to both understand and adapt across a very large spectrum.
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.
Let us quickly recap what we know so fara[bar]in order to adapt to the harsh conditions, Tibetan dogs and humans interbred in order to acquire more adesirable' traits that allowed them to withstand these specific weather conditions.