To adapt is to change or to become better suited for a new situation. When you adapt to a new culture, you learn the customs and slang of that culture.

  • He adapted to the new job quickly, and was able to make friends with his new coworkers.

  • She adapted to the new school by trying to fit in and make friends.

Definition of adapts


adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions


adjust, conform


make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose



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Example Sentences for adapts

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    It is an adapter that fits on the end of the boom.

  • 2

    The adaptations of the work are notable.

  • 3

    The brain is amazingly adaptive.

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    The first of these adaptations is the forelimb.

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    The specifics of adaptation are in the future.

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    This is because of hedonic adaption.

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    This was the third adaptation of the film.

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    Adaptation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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    In the 2006 tour, it was adapted for the proscenium.

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    It automatically adapts the lengths of the subintervals.