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Adapt vs. Adjust

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  • Adapt (verb)

    To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit

    "proportion"

  • Adapt (verb)

    To fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose; to adjust

    "to adapt a story for the stage"

    "to adapt an old machine to a new manufacture"

  • Adapt (verb)

    To make by altering or fitting something else; to produce by change of form or character

    "to bring out a play adapted from the French"

    "a word of an adapted form"

  • Adapt (verb)

    To change oneself so as to be adapted.

    "They could not adapt to the new climate and so perished."

  • Adapt (adjective)

    Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

  • Adjust (verb)

    To modify.

    "Morimoto's recipes are adjusted to suit the American palate."

  • Adjust (verb)

    To improve or rectify.

    "He adjusted his initial conclusion to reflect the new data."

  • Adjust (verb)

    To settle an insurance claim.

  • Adjust (verb)

    To change to fit circumstances.

    "Most immigrants adjust quickly to a new community."

    "She waited for her eyes to adjust to the darkness."

Wiktionary
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  • Adapt (adjective)

    Fitted; suited.

  • Adapt

    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.

  • Adjust

    To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent or conformable; to bring into proper relations; as, to adjust a garment to the body, or things to a standard.

  • Adjust

    To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system.

  • Adjust

    To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted.

  • Adjust

    To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope or microscope.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Adapt (verb)

    make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose;

    "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

  • Adapt (verb)

    adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions;

    "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

  • Adjust (verb)

    alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard;

    "Adjust the clock, please"

    "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

  • Adjust (verb)

    place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight;

    "align the car with the curb"

    "align the sheets of paper on the table"

  • Adjust (verb)

    adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions;

    "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

  • Adjust (verb)

    make correspondent or conformable;

    "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"

  • Adjust (verb)

    decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

Princeton's WordNet

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