adapt verb

1 change your behaviour

ADV. successfully, well The children have adapted well to the heat. | quickly | easily, readily The company can easily adapt to changing demand. | accordingly We need to assess the new situation and adapt accordingly.

VERB + ADAPT be able/unable to, can/cannot | have to, must | need to

PREP. to

PHRASES the ability to adapt Some animals have a remarkable ability to adapt to changing environments. | find it difficult/hard to adapt A lot of companies have found it hard to adapt to the new system.

2 change a thing

PREP. for to adapt a book for television. | from The radio play had been adapted from a novel.

PHRASES specially adapted The classroom has been specially adapted to take wheelchairs.