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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.

adept (adjective), more adept, most adept
1. Referring to an individual who is highly proficient or an expert at something; knowledgeable; skillful: Shirley is an adept person for organizational work in her community while her husband is adept in working with wood for shelves and other items for their home.

Shirley was an adept author when writing her column in the local newspaper every day.
2. Etymology: from Latin adeptus, "attained, achieved".

Very skillful and proficient.
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Word Entries at Get Words: “adept
Descriptive of being very good at doing something which is not easy to do; very skilled and proficient. (1)