Modify vs Adapt - What's the difference?

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Adapt is a synonym of modify.


As verbs the difference between modify and adapt

is that modify is to make partial changes to while adapt is to make suitable; to make to correspond; to fit or suit; to proportion.

As a adjective adapt is

adapted; fit; suited; suitable.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

modify

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To make partial changes to.
  • To be or become modified.
  • Synonyms

    * adapt, alter, amend, revamp, rework

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    adapt

    English

    Verb

    (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

    Adjective

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

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