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"adapt" in British English

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adaptverb

uk   /əˈdæpt/ us   /əˈdæpt/
  • adapt verb (CHANGE)

B2 [T] to change something to suit different conditions or uses: Many software companies have adapted popular programs to the new operating system. The recipe here is a pork roast adapted from Caroline O'Neill's book "Louisiana Kitchen". [+ to infinitive] We had to adapt our plans to fit Jack's timetable. The play had been adapted for (= changed to make it suitable for) children. Davies is busy adapting Brinkworth's latest novel for television.

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adapted
adjective uk   /əˈdæp.tɪd/ us   /əˈdæp.tɪd/
Both trees are well adapted to London's dry climate and dirty air.
(Definition of adapt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adapt" in American English

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adaptverb [I/T]

us   /əˈdæpt/
to adjust to different conditions or uses, or to change to meet different situations
(Definition of adapt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"adapt" in Business English

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adaptverb

uk   /əˈdæpt/ us  
[I] to become familiar with a new situation: adapt to sth To remain competitive the company has to be able to adapt to the changing marketplace. adapt to doing sth Dick has adapted very well to running a multinational.
[T] to change something to suit different conditions or uses: Sometimes you have to adapt the design to suit the customer's requirements.adapt sth for sth It was the first time a British brewer had adapted a product for French tastes.
adapted
adjective
This adapted procedure was problematic in many ways.
(Definition of adapt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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