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adapt
1. To make suitable by changing or adjusting; accommodate, assimilate, harmonize with, conform to: "The chameleon adapts to its surroundings by changing color."
2. To fit for a new use; transform, rework, convert, make suitable, modify, alter: "The drama was adapted from a short story."
3. To undergo modification so as to fit new circumstances or situations.
4. Etymology: from Latin adaptare, "to adjust" from ad-, "to" plus aptare, "to join" from aptus, "fitted".
This entry is located in the following units: ad- (page 6) apt-, ept- (page 1)
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adapt (uh DAPT) (verb)
1. To make suitable by transforming or adjusting; to conform to: The chameleon can adapt to its surroundings by changing its color.
The eminent sociologist could not adapt himself to such a primitive society.
2. To fit for a new use; rework, convert, make suitable, modify, alter: The team of producers will adapt the drama from a short story.
adept (uh DEPT) (adjective)
Skillful, adroit, proficient: Milly is adept at organizational work while her husband is adept in needlecraft.
adopt (uh DAHPT) (verb)
1. To choose as one’s own child: Many childless couples adopt children.
2. To take up and use (an idea, a practice, etc.) as one’s own: The new CEO wanted to adopt a Latin motto for the company business.
3. To accept and to put into effect; formally approve: Schools should adopt new methods of teaching English vocabulary if they want to enhance the word knowledge of their students.

Jennifer proved herself to be very adept at learning to adapt to new situations; especially, when her company decided to adopt new regulations for the employee's parking lot.