And just like the 2012 election, by the time electoral realities force conservatives to adapt, it may already be too late.
It can help the most vulnerable to adapt to changes already under way.
By the fall of 2007 we had a deal in place, with David to adapt.
early 15c. (implied in adapted) "to fit (something, for some purpose)," from Middle French adapter (14c.), from Latin adaptare "adjust," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + aptare "join," from aptus "fitted" (see apt). Meaning "to undergo modification so as to fit new circumstances" (intransitive) is from 1956. Related: Adapting.
A subset of APT.
[Sammet 1969, p. 606].