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Adopted vs. Adapted — What's the Difference?

Adopted vs. Adapted — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Adopted and Adapted

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Adopted

To take on the legal responsibilities as parent of (a child that is not one's biological child).
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Adapted

To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation
Adapted the novel into a movie.
Adapted the company policy to take internet use into account.
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Adopted

To become the owner or caretaker of (a pet, especially one from a shelter).
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Adapted

To cause to be able to survive and reproduce under certain conditions. Used in the passive
“Every species is adapted to a rather restricted selection of properties of the environment” (Ernst Mayr).
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Adopted

To take and follow (a course of action, for example) by choice or assent
Adopt a new technique.
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Adapted

To change in order to meet the requirements of new circumstances or conditions
The music business had to adapt to digital technology.
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Adopted

To take up and make one's own
Adopt a new idea.
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Adapted

To become able to survive and reproduce under certain conditions
Hawks have adapted to living in cities.
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Adopted

To move to or resettle in (a place).
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Adapted

Simple past tense and past participle of adapt
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Adopted

To take on or assume
Adopted an air of importance.
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Adapted

Having been subject to an alteration or change to fit a different circumstance or medium.
That movie was an adapted novel.
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Adopted

To vote to accept
Adopt a resolution.
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Adapted

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
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Adopted

To choose as standard or required in a course
Adopt a new line of English textbooks.
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Adopted

Simple past tense and past participle of adopt
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Adopted

Taken by adoption; taken up as one's own; as, an adopted son, citizen, country, word.
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Adopted

Acquired as your own by free choice;
My adopted state
An adoptive country
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Adopted

Having been taken into a specific relationship;
An adopted child
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