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adapt

US [əˈdæpt]
UK [ə'dæpt]
  • v.改编;改写;使适应;适应(新情况)
  • Web使适合;适合;修改
Simple Present:adapts  Present Participle:adapting  Past Tense:adapted  
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v.
1.
[t]
使适应,使适合(新用途、新情况)to change sth in order to make it suitable for a new use or situation
These styles can be adapted to suit individual tastes.
这些式样可以修改,以适应个人不同爱好。
Most of these tools have been specially adapted for use by disabled people.
这些工具多数已经过特别改装,供残疾人士使用。
2.
[i][t]
适应(新情况)to change your behaviour in order to deal more successfully with a new situation
It's amazing how soon you adapt.
你这么快就适应了,真是令人惊奇。
The organisms were forced to adapt in order to survive.
生物被迫适应,以求生存。
We have had to adapt quickly to the new system.
我们不得不迅速适应了新制度。
A large organization can be slow to adapt to change.
大机构可能应变迟缓。
It took him a while to adapt himself to his new surroundings.
他过了好一阵子才适应了新环境。
3.
[t]
~ sth (for sth) (from sth)
改编;改写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.
她的长篇小说中有三部已改编成电视节目。

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