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Correspond vs. Adapt

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Correspondverb

to be equivalent or similar in character, quantity, quality, origin, structure, function etc.

Adaptverb

(transitive) To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit

Correspondverb

to exchange messages, especially by postal letter, over a period of time.

‘I've been corresponding with my German pen pal for three years.’;

Adaptverb

(transitive) 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’;

Correspondverb

To be like something else in the dimensions and arrangement of its parts; - followed by with or to; as, concurring figures correspond with each other throughout.

‘None of them [the forms of Sidney's sonnets] correspond to the Shakespearean type.’;

Adaptverb

(transitive) 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’;

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Correspondverb

To be adapted; to be congruous; to suit; to agree; to fit; to answer; - followed by to.

‘Words being but empty sounds, any farther than they are signs of our ideas, we can not but assent to them as they correspond to those ideas we have, but no farther.’;

Adaptverb

(intransitive) To change oneself so as to be adapted.

‘They could not adapt to the new climate and so perished.’;

Correspondverb

To have intercourse or communion; especially, to hold intercourse or to communicate by sending and receiving letters; - followed by with.

‘After having been long in indirect communication with the exiled family, he [Atterbury] began to correspond directly with the Pretender.’;

Adaptadjective

Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

Correspondverb

be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics;

‘The two stories don't agree in many details’; ‘The handwriting checks with the signature on the check’; ‘The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun’;

Adaptadjective

Fitted; suited.

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Correspondverb

be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics

Adaptverb

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.’; ‘Appeals adapted to his [man's] whole nature.’; ‘Streets ill adapted for the residence of wealthy persons.’;

Correspondverb

exchange messages;

‘My Russian pen pal and I have been corresponding for several years’;

Adaptverb

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

‘Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country’;

Correspondverb

take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to;

‘Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin’;

Adaptverb

adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions;

‘We must adjust to the bad economic situation’;

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