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.
CBS, NBC, and eventually ABC managed to adapt from radio to the new media.
Media people, always on perpetual deadline, can adapt even to the most arid surroundings.
This condition will soon be remedied as the rings become polished and adapt themselves to the contour of the cylinder.
She had changed her methods suddenly, and he had had no time to adapt himself to them.
Marriage is such a risk, Ethel, but to marry without the courage to adapt oneself.
There are also men who adapt themselves passively and are easily molded.
Precisely what a species through thousands of generations of selection and survival might adapt itself to, is an open question.
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].