from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation.
- intransitive v. To become adapted: a species that has adapted well to winter climes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion.
- v. To fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose; to adjust: as, to adapt a story or a foreign play for the stage; to adapt an old machine to a new manufacture.
- v. To make by altering or fitting something else; to produce by change of form or character: as, to bring out a play adapted from the French; a word of an adapted form.
- v. To change oneself so as to be adapted.
- adj. Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fitted; suited.
- transitive v. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make suitable; make to correspond; fit or suit; proportion.
- To fit by alteration; modify or remodel for a different purpose: as, to adapt a story or a foreign play for the stage; to adapt an old machine to a new manufacture. To make by altering or fitting something else; produce by change of form or character: as, to bring out a play adapted from the French; a word of an adapted form.
- Adapted; fit; suitable.
- Same as immunize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
- v. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
You can not do that in Latin base languages so people adapt the English word or have to describe the object or concept.
If the ability to adapt is limited, the possibility to be a foster parent reduce.
I also think that one of the ways we are going to maximize our ability to survive/adapt is to develop the technologies that reduce pollutant inputs through any number of methods.
To image the divine, you see, you must accomplish somewhat, scrupulously weigh, select and refuse; in short adapt exquisitely your means until they are adequate to your ends.
A copy of Peri's "Dafne" was sent to Dresden and as a preparation for performance the text was translated, but it was found impossible to adapt the German words to the Italian recitative, owing to the different structure of the German sentences, bringing the emphasis in totally different places.
Things change when they're adapted - they have to, it's right there in the definition of the word adapt - but the feel, the vibe, the spirit ought to remain intact.
The world's poor will need resources to "adapt" -- to move away from or change living structures in at-risk coastal areas, use irrigation technologies in drought areas, or even mosquito nets for areas in which malaria will become a new or increased risk.
But that's exactly why the IT ecosystem needs to adapt, which is what I discussed earlier.
The point is that she had plenty of time to learn from the mistakes, but she chose not to reassess and adapt, which is what a good leader does.
Energy companies can do the same thing -- adapt, that is, and people will too if you make it worth their effort.