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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
adapt /ə'dæpt/
  • ngoại động từ
    • tra vào, lắp vào
      • to adapt one thing to another: tra vật này vào vật kia
    • phỏng theo, sửa lại cho hợp
      • difficult books are often adapted for use in schools: những sách khó thường được sửa lại cho hợp với trường học
      • a play adapted from a novel: một vở kịch phỏng theo một cuốn tiểu thuyết
      • a novel adapted for the stage: một cuốn tiểu thuyết được sửa lại để đưa lên sân khấu
    • làm thích nghi, làm thích ứng
      • to adapt onself to circumstances: thích nghi với hoàn cảnh
  • nội động từ
    • thích nghi (với môi trường...)
Concise Dictionary
+make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
+adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 suit, fit, make suitable, qualify:
The structure of the outer ear is adapted to collect and concentrate the vibrations.
2 alter, modify, change, remodel, tailor, reshape, shape, fashion; adjust, accommodate, accustom, acclimatize or acclimate, habituate:
He adapted the play from an old French comedy. The whale adapts itself to great changes in pressure when it dives thousands of feet.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
1 [VN] ~ sth (for sth) to change sth in order to make it suitable for a new use or situation
Synonym: MODIFY
Most of these tools have been specially adapted for use by disabled people. + These styles can be adapted to suit individual tastes.
2 ~ (yourself) (to sth) to change your behaviour in order to deal more successfully with a new situation
Synonym: ADJUST
[V] We have had to adapt quickly to the new system. + A large organization can be slow to adapt to change. + The organisms were forced to adapt in order to survive. + It's amazing how soon you adapt. + [VN] It took him a while to adapt himself to his new surroundings.
3 [VN] ~ sth (for sth) (from sth) to change a book or play so that it can be made into a play, film/movie, television programme, etc: Three of her novels have been adapted for television.
Collocation Dictionary

1 change your behaviour


successfully, well
The children have adapted well to the heat.
| quickly | easily, readily
The company can easily adapt to changing demand.
| accordingly
We need to assess the new situation and adapt accordingly.


be able/unable to, can/cannot | have to, must | need to




the ability to adapt
Some animals have a remarkable ability to adapt to changing environments.
| find it difficult/hard to adapt
A lot of companies have found it hard to adapt to the new system.

2 change a thing


to adapt a book for television.
| from
The radio play had been adapted from a novel.


specially adapted
The classroom has been specially adapted to take wheelchairs.

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