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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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Enabled by the understanding of real-time network fluctuations and the application of NewsTakes intelligent video analysis and adaptation, Bandwidth Adapt leverages NewsTakes' extensive experience in helping to define the MPEG-4 and MPEG-7 standards and creating technologies from these standards.
An active member of the ISO/IEC MPEG working group since 1992, an author and editor for several standards documents on the coding of audio-visual objects, and owner of 35 patent filings on video and image processing worldwide, Tan was instrumental in the development of Bandwidth Adapt.
And NewsTakes' Bandwidth Adapt shows the technology at its best.
But what they really need is a smart delivery solution that can adapt to the continual changes in the network, web content and user demand," explained Spiegel.
To leverage these investments, these companies will need to integrate more intelligent, distributed solutions that can adapt to the volatility of the Internet and improve the efficiency of content delivery.
ADAPT and REI will also co-develop selected international design codes not currently included in ADAPT software.
Bijan Aalami, ADAPT founder and chief executive officer, remarked: "Over the years we have provided full-service software, support and consulting services for some of the largest and successful designers and contractors, such as Walter P.
ADAPT Corporation is a leading provider of concrete design software and specialty engineering services.
For information, call Chermack, ADAPT Software Applications, 949-252-1684, or e-mail: lchermack@adaptcrm.
ADAPT Software Applications, Irvine-based developer of CRM software, has announced ADAPTsdk, a new technology that enables consultants, resellers and customers to develop customized CRM solutions entirely without relying on writing programming code.
According to ADAPT CEO Brian Dunn: "ADAPTsdk turns ADAPTcrm into a complete application development environment that lets consultants, resellers and customers develop customized CRM applications in a fraction of the time and at substantially less cost than normally associated with custom programming.