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adapt [ ə'dæpt] vt.使适应;改编

adapt to 适应

adapt [ə'dæpt] vi适应,适合,改编,改写

adapted to 适应于

adapted to 适应于

She quickly adapts herself to the new environment.
她很快就适应了新的环境。

What is the thing called health? Simply a state in which the individual happens transiently to be perfectly adapted to his environment. Obviously, such states cannot be common, for the environment is in constant flux.
称为健康的东西是什么?不过是一种状态,处于这种状态的人刚好一时对环境完全适应。这种状态显然不可能常见,因为环境是在不断改变的。

When we moved to France, the children adapted to the change well.
我们移居法国时,孩子们很顺利地适应了这一变化。

These trees adapted themselves more easily to the red earth of this region.
这些树木比较容易适应这个地区的红土。

When you go to a new place, you must adapt yourself to customs there.
去一个新的地方时,要使自己适应那儿的风俗习惯。

Can you adapt yourself to the new job? 你能适应新的工作吗?

The reasonble man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself, Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bre4nard Shaw, British dramatist
讲理的人使自己适应世界,不讲理的人坚持要世界适应自己,所以一切进步得靠不讲理的人。
英国剧作家肖伯纳.G.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. ( Bernard Shaw )明白事理的人使自己适应世界;不明事理的人想使世界适应自己。(萧伯钠)

adapt (sth./sb.) to (sth) 使适应

adapt v.使适合

adapt to 适应

adapt for 调整(以适应目标或需要)

改编 reorganize; adaptation; rearrange; recompose; recomposition; revise; adapt

改编 [gǎi biān] /to adapt/to rearrange/to revise/

迁就 [qiān jiù] /to yield/to adapt to/to accommodate to (sth)/

应变 [yìng biàn] /to meet a contingency/to adapt oneself to changes/

转用 [zhuǎn yòng] /adapt for use for another purpose/

Do we think we're slow to adapt to change or that we're not smart enough to cope with a new challenge?
自以为适应变化的速度很慢,不够精明,无法应付新挑战吗?
Then we are likely to take a more passive role or not try at all.
那么我们就可能采取消极姿态,或根本不去尝试。

Exceptional children are different in some significant way from others of the same age.
For these children to develop to their full adult potential, their education must be adapted to those differences.
特殊儿童与其他同龄的正常孩子相比有一些重要的不同之处。
对于这些孩子来说,要使他们到成年时全部的潜力能得到开发,那么他们所受的教育就必须适应那些差异。

Recent court decisions have confirmed the right of all children — disabled or not — to an appropriate education, and have ordered that public schools take the necessary steps to provide that education.
最近的法庭裁决已再次确定了所有儿童——不论残疾与否——都有接受相适应的教育的权利,并已命令公立学校采取必要的措施来提供这种教育。
In response, schools are modifying their programs, adapting instruction to children who are exceptional, to those who cannot profit substantially from regular programs.
作为回应,学校也在调整课程安排,使授课能够适应特殊儿童,适应那些不能从常规课程中真正获益的儿童的需要。

{adj: accustomed} (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to
"accustomed to doing her own work"
"I've grown accustomed to her face"
<-> unaccustomed

{adj: adaptable} capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use
"to succeed one must be adaptable"
"the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths"
<-> unadaptable

{adj: adapted, altered} 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"

{adj: adroit, clever, ingenious} skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends
"cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician"
"came up with a clever story"
"an ingenious press agent"
"an ingenious scheme"

{adj: ambulatory} relating to or adapted for walking
"an ambulatory corridor"

{adj: appropriate, suitable, suited} meant or adapted for an occasion or use
"a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty"
"not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"

{adj: carnassial} (of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh
"the carnassial teeth of carnivores"

{adj: cursorial} (of limbs and feet) adapted for running
<-> fossorial

{adj: democratic, popular} representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
"democratic art forms"
"a democratic or popular movement"
"popular thought"
"popular science"
"popular fiction"

{adj: differentiated} exhibiting biological specialization; adapted during development to a specific function or environment

{adj: domestic, domesticated} converted or adapted to domestic use
"domestic animals"
"domesticated plants like maize"

{adj: filmable} (used of a story or literary work) capable of being adapted to motion picture form

{adj: fossorial} (of limbs and feet) adapted for digging
<-> cursorial

{adj: functional} designed for or adapted to a function or use
"functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical"
"functional architecture"

{adj: generalized, generalised} not biologically differentiated or adapted to a specific function or environment
"the hedgehog is a primitive and generalized mammal"

{adj: inflexible, rigid, unbending} incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances
"a rigid disciplinarian"
"an inflexible law"
"an unbending will to dominate"

{adj: mesophytic} being or growing in or adapted to a moderately moist environment
"mesophytic habitats"
"mesophytic plants"

{adj: pianistic} skilled at or adapted for the piano
"pianistic abilities"

{adj: prehensile} adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object
"a monkey's prehensile tail"
<-> nonprehensile

{adj: protective} intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
"a protective covering"
"the use of protective masks and equipment"
"protective coatings"
"kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"
"animals with protective coloring"
"protective tariffs"
<-> unprotective

{adj: rangy} adapted to wandering or roaming

{adj: reconstructed} adapted to social or economic change
"a reconstructed feminist"
<-> unreconstructed

{adj: special} adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose
"a special kind of paint"
"a special medication for arthritis"

{adj: suctorial} adapted for sucking or clinging by suction

{adj: unadapted, unadjusted} not having adapted to new conditions
"several unadjusted refugees"

{adj: universal} adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations
"universal wrench", "universal chuck"
"universal screwdriver"

{adj: unsuitable} not meant or adapted for a particular purpose
"a solvent unsuitable for use on wood surfaces"

{adj: xerophytic} adapted to a xeric (or dry) environment
"cacti are xerophytic plants"
"xerophytic adaptations"

{adv: terrestrially} to a land environment
"terrestrially adapted"

{n: Brahmi} a script (probably adapted from the Aramaic about the 7th century BC) from which later Indian scripts developed

{n: Conservative Jew} Jew who keeps some requirements of Mosaic law but adapts others to suit modern circumstances

{n: Heteromyidae, family Heteromyidae} small New World burrowing mouselike rodents with fur-lined cheek pouches and hind limbs and tail adapted to leaping; adapted to desert conditions: pocket mice; kangaroo mice; kangaroo rats

{n: Insessores, order Insessores, perching bird, percher} a bird with feet adapted for perching (as on tree branches); this order is now generally abandoned by taxonomists

{n: Reform Jew} liberal Jew who tries to adapt all aspects of Judaism to modern circumstances

{n: Reform Judaism} the most liberal Jews; Jews who do not follow the Talmud strictly but try to adapt all of the historical forms of Judaism to the modern world

{n: adaptation, adaption, adjustment} the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions)

{n: arrangement, arranging, transcription} the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music

{n: arranger, adapter, transcriber} a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance

{n: binocular microscope} a light microscope adapted to the use of both eyes

{n: bird louse, biting louse, louse} wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds

{n: car, railcar, railway car, railroad car} a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
"three cars had jumped the rails"

{n: cardiac muscle, heart muscle} the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction

{n: carnivorous plant} plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals

{n: climbing salamander} any of several North American salamanders adapted for climbing with well-developed limbs and long somewhat squared-off toes

{n: dark adaptation} the process of adjusting the eyes to low levels of illumination; cones adapt first; rods continue to adapt for up to four hours

{n: deco, art deco} a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s; marked by stylized forms and geometric designs adapted to mass production

{n: desert plant, xerophyte, xerophytic plant, xerophile, xerophilous plant} plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte

{n: dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron} insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing

{n: draft horse, draught horse, dray horse} horse adapted for drawing heavy loads

{n: falcon} diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight

{n: finch} any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds

{n: fossorial foot} foot adapted for digging as in moles

{n: fossorial mammal} a burrowing mammal having limbs adapted for digging

{n: functionalism} a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment

{n: gerbil, gerbille} small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping

{n: grasshopper, hopper} terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping

{n: honey eater, honeysucker} Australasian bird with tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar

{n: isopod} any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling

{n: jerboa rat} large Australian rat with hind legs adapted for leaping

{n: judo} a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan

{n: jumping plant louse, psylla, psyllid} small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices

{n: maladjustment} the condition of being unable to adapt properly to your environment with resulting emotional instability

{n: misfit} someone unable to adapt to their circumstances

{n: mouthpart} any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding

{n: musical arrangement, arrangement} a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments

{n: popularism} music adapted to the understanding and taste of the majority

{n: rhapsody} an epic poem adapted for recitation

{n: sea boat} a boat that is seaworthy; that is adapted to the open seas

{n: self-adapting program} a program that can change its performance in response to its environment

{n: soldier} a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony

{n: succulent} a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs

{n: survival, survival of the fittest, natural selection, selection} a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment

{n: swimmeret, pleopod} one of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans that function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming

{n: tarwood, tar-wood, Dacrydium colensoi} New Zealand silver pine of conical habit with long slender flexuous branches; adapted to cold wet summers and high altitudes

{n: water bug} a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water

{n: woodpecker, peckerwood, pecker} bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects

{v: Christianize} adapt in the name of Christianity
"some people want to Christianize ancient pagan sites"

{v: adapt, accommodate} make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

{v: adjust, conform, adapt} adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
"We must adjust to the bad economic situation"

{v: arrange, set} adapt for performance in a different way
"set this poem to music"

{v: conventionalize, conventionalise} make conventional or adapt to conventions
"conventionalized behavior"

{v: domesticate, cultivate, naturalize, naturalise, tame} adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
"domesticate oats"
"tame the soil"

{v: edit, redact} prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting
"Edit a a book on lexical semantics"
"she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"

{v: gauge} adapt to a specified measurement
"gauge the instruments"

{v: put} adapt
"put these words to music"

{v: readapt} adapt anew
"He readapted himself"

{v: reconstruct} cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically

{v: rehabilitate} help to re-adapt, as to a former state of health or good repute
"The prisoner was successfully rehabilitated"
"After a year in the mental clinic, the patient is now rehabilitated"

He then adapted this famous Hawaiian style to almost every form of popular music of the period-ranging from the music of vaudeville, to speakeasies and even to rural barn dances.
此后,他把这种夏威夷的弹奏方式应用于当时几乎所有的通俗音乐形式上──杂耍、地下酒吧音乐、甚至乡村的谷仓舞。

Keiko adapted quickly to his new life just below the Arctic Circle.
凯科很快就适应了北极圈内的水下新生活。

Park has now adapted to feature length his obsession with the forlorn wit of caged animals, with the quiet exasperation of rural English life and with bead-eyed, lipless creatures who have more lower teeth( six or eight) than upper( four).
现在,帕克为了充分表现笼养动物在当时产生的急智以及它们对英国乡间生活的无声的激愤,对动物的一些特征进行了夸张拉长:小鸡们有有一双像珠子一样的圆瞪的双眼,没有双唇,它们的下齿(六至八个)比上齿(四个)还多。

The star adapts his talent for the good of the team; the other players learn from his example.
球星利用天赋创造奇迹,其他队员则在学习中帮助完成奇迹。

But adapting a novel by Peter and working with director Michael Corrente, the siblings, who also produced this film, maintain their best quality, frankness about our basic humanity.
但是这部由法雷尔兄弟制片、改编自彼得·法雷尔的小说、迈克尔·考伦特参与执导的影片依旧保持兄弟二人对人类本性最忠实的诠释。

Screenwriter Koepp( Jurassic Park) smoothly adapts a novel by Richard Matheson( What Dreams May Come) with vague similarities to the popular film The Sixth Sense.
电影剧本作者凯普(《侏罗纪公园》的作者)对理查德·马西森的小说(《会有怎样的梦境》)做了绝妙的改编,与广受欢迎的影片《第六感》有些相似之处。

Although man has invented machines for flying and swimming, they are never as well-adapted to air and water as the creatures born to inhabit those elements.
尽管人类发明了飞行和航海的机器,但是人一直没有学会像鱼和鸟那样生来就能在空中和水里生活。

Most Bluestockings did not wish to mirror the salonnieres; they simply desired to adapt a proven formula to their own purpose—the elevation of women's status through moral and intellectual training.
大多数蓝袜女并不想紧跟在法国沙龙女主人背后亦步亦趋;她们只是意欲利用一种公认的惯例(proven formula)来满足其自身的目的——即通过道德和学术上的训练来提高女性的地位。

While it is likely that fewer varieties of plant seeds have reached Hawaii externally than internally, more varieties are known to be adapted to external than to internal transport.
尽管情况有可能是,通过外部途径到达夏威夷的植物种籽,其种类的数量少于通过内部方式到达夏威夷的种籽种类数量,但是,物质学家已知,较多种类的种籽适宜于外部运输,而非内部运输。

The only coherence was the singer's vocal technique: when the cast changed, new arias were almost always substituted, generally adapted from other operas.
唯一具有连贯性的是歌唱家的歌唱技巧:当剧组演员发生变更时,几乎总是代诸以从其它歌剧中改变而来的新的咏叹调。

Zooplankton, tiny animals adapted to an existence in the ocean, have evolved clever mechanisms for obtaining their food, miniscule phytoplankton (plant plankton).
浮游动物(zooplankton),即适应于海洋生活的微小动物,已演变出甚为聪明的机制用来获取其食物,即极小的浮游植物群落(phytoplankton),或曰植物浮游生物(plant plankton)。

"Mike Chertoff knows we can not afford to become complacent. He understands that as we adapt our defenses, the terrorists will adapt their tactics in response. He understands they continue to pose a grave threat to the American people," Mr. Bush said.
布什说,“切特夫知道我们不能够沾沾自喜。他知道,在我们调整防御策略时,恐怖分子也在调整他们的策略。他知道恐怖分子继续对美国人民构成严重威胁。”

(q)
A bus is a motor vehicle designed or adapted primarily for carrying more
than 10 persons, and requiring a special driver's licence.
Includes: coach
所谓公共汽车是指可搭乘 10 人以上的机动车辆 , 且需
持有特种驾驶执照才得以驾驶之。
包含 : 客车


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