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Word of the day: Adapt (verb)

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: to make fit (as for a new use) often by modification
“adapt the curriculum to students’ needs”

: to become adapted
“adapt to a new environment”

ढल जाना, अनुकूलित हो जाना

“If you adapt to a new situation, you change your ideas or behavior in order to deal with it.”

Did You Know?

Rooted in the origins of “adapt” is the idea of becoming specifically “fit” for something. English speakers adapted “adapt” in the 15th century from the French adapter, which itself traces to the Latin forms aptare, meaning “to fit,” and aptus, meaning “fit” or “apt.” Other descendants of “aptus” in English include “aptitude,” “inept,” and of course “apt” itself, as well as “unapt” and “inapt.”

Examples of adapt in a Sentence

 When children go to a different school, it usually takes them a while to adapt. She has adapted herself to college life quite easily.

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How humans adapted to the natural change

History and Etymology for adapt

Middle English adapted (as translation of Latin adaptātus), borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French adapter, borrowed from Latin adaptāre, from ad- AD- + aptāre “to put into position, bring to bear, make ready,” verbal derivative of aptus “fastened, prepared, suitable”

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