Adapt vs Edit - What's the difference?

adapt | edit |

As a verb adapt

is to make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion.

As an adjective adapt

is adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

As a noun edit is

an edict, type of legislative and/or judicial proclamation, originally emanating from a roman magistrate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(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)






    (en noun)
  • A change to the text of a document.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To change a text, or a document.
  • I want to edit this sentence.
    Wikipedia is an interactive encyclopedia which allows anybody to edit and improve articles.
  • To be the editor of a publication.
  • He edits the Bee.


    * retouch, fix up, alter


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