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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Adapt \A*dapt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adapted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Adapting.] [L. adaptare; ad + aptare to fit; cf. F.
adapter. See Apt, Adept.]
To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as
to fit for a new use; -- sometimes followed by to or for.
For nature, always in the right,
To your decays adapts my sight. --Swift.
Appeals adapted to his [man's] whole nature. --Angus.
Streets ill adapted for the residence of wealthy
[1913 Webster] Adaptability
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: changed in order to improve or made more fit for a
particular purpose; "seeds precisely adapted to the
area"; "instructions altered to suit the children's
different ages" [syn: adapted, altered]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
91 Moby Thesaurus words for "adapted":
a propos, able, acclimated, acclimatized, accommodated,
accommodated to, according to, accustomed, ad rem, adapted to,
adjusted, adjusted to, after, agreeable to, agreeably to,
answerable to, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt,
becoming, befitting, by, capable, case-hardened, checked out,
competent, conditioned, conformable, conformable to,
congruent with, consistent with, dovetailing, experienced,
familiarized, felicitous, fit, fitted, fitting, geared, happy,
hardened, in accordance with, in agreement with,
in compliance with, in conformity with, in correspondence to,
in harmony with, in keeping with, in line with, in lock-step with,
in obedience to, in step with, in uniformity with, inured,
just right, likely, matched, meshing, naturalized, on the button,
opportune, orientated, oriented, pat, per, proficient, proper to,
qualified, relevant, right, run-in, seasonable, seasoned, sortable,
suitable, suitable for, suited, suiting, tailored, to the point,
to the purpose, trained, uniform with, used to, well-fitted,
well-qualified, well-suited, wont, wonted
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