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a·dapt

adapt

 
 
pronunciation:
daept
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part of speech: verb
inflections: adapts, adapting, adapted
definition 1: to change for a particular use.
They adapted the reading room for meetings.
synonyms:
adjust
similar words:
alter, arrange, conform, coordinate, fashion, fit, mold, remodel, shape, suit, tailor
definition 2: to become used to; adjust.
She adapted with ease to her new school.
similar words:
alter, conform
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ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
apt, ept Latin root that means fit for
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