re-adapt

adapt

[uh-dapt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly: They adapted themselves to the change quickly. He adapted the novel for movies.
verb (used without object)
2.
to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc.: to adapt easily to all circumstances.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin adaptāre to fit, adjust, perhaps via French adapter. See ad-, apt

adaptedness, noun
misadapt, verb
nonadapting, adjective
readapt, verb (used with object)
unadapted, adjective
well-adapted, adjective

adapt, adept, adopt.


1. fit, accommodate, suit, reconcile, conform; modify, rework, convert. See adjust.
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adapt (əˈdæpt)
 
vb
1.  (often foll by to) to adjust (someone or something, esp oneself) to different conditions, a new environment, etc
2.  (tr) to fit, change, or modify to suit a new or different purpose: to adapt a play for use in schools
 
[C17: from Latin adaptāre, from ad- to + aptāre to fit, from aptusapt]
 
a'daptable
 
adj
 
adapta'bility
 
n
 
a'daptableness
 
n
 
a'daptive
 
adj

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adapt
c.1600 (implied in adapted) "to fit (something, for some purpose)," from M.Fr. adapter (14c.), from L. adaptare "adjust," from ad- "to" + aptare "join," from aptus "fitted" (see apt). Meaning "to undergo modification so as to fit new circumstances" (intr.) is from 1956.
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