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1  —as in:
adapted to the new rules
Definition changed to fit a different situation; or made suitable
  • This passage is adapted from Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man ©1952.
adapted = changed (to fit this situation)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Ideas contained in passages for this test, some of which are excerpted or adapted from published material, do not necessarily represent the opinions of the College Board.
  • adapted = changed (to fit this situation)
  • How will people adapt as computers and robots do more of the work people used to do?
  • adapt = change (for the different situation)
  • The farm is adapting crop selection in response to global warming.
  • adapting = changing (for a different situation)
  • That was the year she adapted the first Harry Potter book into a screenplay for the movie.
  • adapted = changed (to fit a different situation)
  • I like the U.S., but am still adapting to my adopted country.
  • adapting = adjusting (changing for a new situation)
  • The car adapts to different road conditions.
  • adapts = adjusts (changes to fit different situations)
  • One of the saddles has a moveable horn, and can be easily adapted for Mina, if required.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • adapted = adjusted (made suitable)
  • It can be argued that youthful derring-do is in fact evolutionarily adaptive, a behavior encoded in our genes.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • adaptive = making advantageous changes
  • It's interesting to see the way beavers adapt to the winter.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
adapt = change (to fit a different situation)

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2  —as in:
especially well adapted for
Definition to be especially well suited or appropriate for something
  • Penguins are especially well adapted for cold weather.
well adapted = well suited
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The human spine is not as well adapted to walking upright as we would like.
  • well adapted = well suited
  • After a little thought, the pigs sent for buckets and milked the cows fairly successfully, their trotters being well adapted to this task.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • well adapted = well suited
  • Right from the start, it was clear that no one had ever been better adapted to a sport than Finny was to blitzball.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • adapted = well-suited
  • His integrity was perfect; it was a law of nature with him, rather than a choice or a principle.... I had met with a person thoroughly adapted to the situation which he held.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • adapted = suited
  • The Warden was a blond and brachycephalic Alpha-Minus, short, red, moon-faced, and broad-shouldered, with a loud booming voice, very well adapted to the utterance of hypnopaedic wisdom.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • well adapted = well suited
  • Mrs. Rushworth acknowledged herself very desirous that her son should marry, and declared that of all the young ladies she had ever seen, Miss Bertram seemed, by her amiable qualities and accomplishments, the best adapted to make him happy.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • adapted = well-suited
  • It would have been in vain for Scrooge to plead that the weather and the hour were not adapted to pedestrian purposes; that bed was warm, and the thermometer a long way below freezing; that he was clad but lightly in his slippers, dressing-gown, and nightcap; and that he had a cold upon him at that time.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • adapted = suitable
  • It had the graveyard, originally Isaac Johnson's home-field, on one side, and so was well adapted to call up serious reflections, suited to their respective employments, in both minister and man of physic.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • well adapted = well suited
  • You will supply the rest; and a most fortunate man he is to attach himself to such a creature—to a woman who, firm as a rock in her own principles, has a gentleness of character so well adapted to recommend them.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
well adapted = well suited

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