1. Verb.  (transitive) To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion.
  2. Verb.  (transitive) To fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose; to adjust: as, to adapt a story or a foreign play for the stage; to adapt an old machine to a new manufacture.
  3. Verb.  (transitive) To make by altering or fitting something else; to produce by change of form or character: as, to bring out a play adapted from the French; a word of an adapted form.
  4. Verb.  (intransitive) To change oneself so as to be adapted.
  5. Adjective.  Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

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