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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.

adopt
1. To raise a child of other biological parents as if he/she were your own, in accordance with formal legal procedures.
2. To take up something; such as, a plan, an idea, a cause, or a practice and to use or follow it.
3. To assume an attitude or way of behaving: "They tried to adopt a new way of living."
4. To take on and to use a new name or title.
5. To vote to accept something; such as, a government committee's decision or a congressional bill.
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adopt (uh DAHPT)
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: "We have adopted a Latin motto for our business."
3. To accept and to put into effect; formally approve, assume: "Schools must adopt new methods of teaching English vocabulary."
(Latin: to bind oneself; to pledge; to promise solemnly; to adopt and support a cause)