Adapt vs Adjusting - What's the difference?

adapt | adjusting |

As verbs the difference between adapt and adjusting

is that adapt is to make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion while adjusting is present participle of lang=en.

As an adjective adapt

is adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

As a noun adjusting is





(en verb)
  • To make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion.
  • To fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose; to adjust: as, to adapt a story or a foreign play for the stage; to adapt an old machine to a new manufacture.
  • To make by altering or fitting something else; to produce by change of form or character: as, to bring out a play adapted from the French; a word of an adapted form.
  • To change oneself so as to be adapted.
  • They could not adapt to the new climate and so perished.

    Derived terms

    * adaptable * adaptation * adaptative * adapter * adaption * adaptitude * adaptly * adaptness * adaptor


    (en adjective)
  • Adapted; fit; suited; suitable.
  • (Jonathan Swift)






  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • adjustment
  • * 1919 , The Cornell Countryman (volumes 17-18, page 264)
  • The big economic shiftings and adjustings pinch us now and then; and we shall save energy if we adapt ourselves forthwith, without reviling the rest of the family.