A·dapt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adapted; p. pr. & vb. n. Adapting.] To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as to fit for a new use; -- sometimes followed by to or for.
For nature, always in the right,
To your decays adapts my sight. --Swift.
Appeals adapted to his [man's] whole nature. --Angus.
Streets ill adapted for the residence of wealthy persons. --Macaulay.
adj : changed in order to improve or made more fit for a
particular purpose; "seeds precisely adapted to the
area"; "instructions altered to suit the children's
different ages" [syn: altered]