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What is the difference between "adapt" and "adopt"?

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Answer #1 | 11/01 2017 15:08
The middle letter. Maybe you didn't notice, but one's an A; the other, an O. They have different definitions, too, but that seems a little over your head, so let's just stick to basics.
Positive: 21 %
Answer #2 | 11/01 2017 14:27
Adapt means change in response to a condition, ideally to improve the consequences of that condition for the self. Adopt means to accept as your own.
Positive: 15 %
Answer #3 | 11/01 2017 14:17
Adapt is to change something to suit a new or different purpose. Adopt is take on, implement or accept ownership of something. So we adapt (change) a process to make it work better. We adopt (implement) the adapted process to get the better results
Positive: 10 %
Answer #4 | 11/01 2017 14:13
I am not 100% sure but adopt means when you or a system changes by taking something from the outside. Adapt is when you or a system changes from the inside without any external input.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #5 | 11/01 2017 14:05
Adapt means to change, and adopt means to take something or someone as your own, like a child or an animal.
Positive: 10 %

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