adaptable

  • 1 adaptable — [ adaptabl ] adj. • 1775; de adapter ♦ Qui peut s adapter, qu on peut adapter. ⇒ flexible, modulable, souple. « le “chalet polyvalent”, la demeure souple, extensible, adaptable à toutes les familles ! Sous tous les climats ! » (Céline). ●… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Adaptable — A*dapt a*ble, a. Capable of being adapted. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 adaptable — I adjective accommodating, accommodative, acquiescent, adaptive, adjustable, adroit, ambidextrous, amenable, applicable, bendable, buoyant, comformable, complaisant, compliant, corrigible, deft, disposable, docile, ductile, elastic, fitting,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 adaptable — (adj.) 1800, from ADAPT (Cf. adapt) + ABLE (Cf. able) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 adaptable — pliant, ductile, *plastic, pliable, malleable Analogous words: tractable, amenable (see OBEDIENT): supple, flexible, resilient, *elastic Antonyms: inadaptable, unadaptable Contrasted words: intractable, refractory (see UNRULY), unaccommodating,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 adaptable — [adj] able and usually willing to change AC DC*, adjustable, all around, alterable, can do*, changeable, compliant, conformable, convertible, ductile, easy going, flexible, hanging loose*, malleable, modifiable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 adaptable — adj. Capaz de ser adaptado …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 8 adaptable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to adjust to or be modified for new conditions or uses. DERIVATIVES adaptability noun adaptably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 adaptable — [ə dap′tə bəl] adj. 1. that can be adapted or made suitable 2. able to adjust oneself to new or changed circumstances adaptability [ə dap′təbil′ə tē] n …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 adaptable — a|dapt|a|ble [ ə dæptəbl ] adjective adaptable people can change their behavior or ideas easily in order to deal with new situations: We need adaptable workers who are willing to learn new skills. a. adaptable things can be used in different… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 adaptable — UK [əˈdæptəb(ə)l] / US adjective a) adaptable people can change their behaviour or ideas easily in order to deal with new situations We need adaptable workers who are willing to learn new skills. b) adaptable things can be used in different… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 adaptable — ► adjetivo Que es susceptible de adaptarse o ajustarse: ■ novela adaptable a un guión cinematográfico. * * * adaptable adj. Susceptible de ser adaptado. ⇒ Inadaptable. * * * adaptable. adj. Capaz de ser adaptado. * * * ► adjetivo Capaz o digno de …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 13 adaptable — a|dapt|a|ble [əˈdæptəbəl] adj [usually after noun] able to change in order to be successful in new and different situations ▪ The American Constitution has proved adaptable in changing political conditions. adaptable to ▪ The catfish is adaptable …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 adaptable — [[t]ədæ̱ptəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or animal as adaptable, you mean that they are able to change their ideas or behaviour in order to deal with new situations. By making the workforce more adaptable and skilled, he hopes to …

    English dictionary

  • 15 adaptable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ make sb/sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 adaptable — adjective able to change so as to be suitable or successful in new and different situations: I m sure she ll cope with the changes very well she s very adaptable. | The American constitution has proved adaptable in changing political conditions.… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 adaptable — adjective 1) competent and adaptable staff Syn: flexible, versatile, cooperative, accommodating, amenable 2) an adaptable piece of furniture Syn: versatile, modifiable, convertible, alterable, adjustable, changeable …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 adaptable — {{#}}{{LM A00704}}{{〓}} {{[}}adaptable{{]}} ‹a·dap·ta·ble› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} Que se puede adaptar: • Esta novela es fácilmente adaptable al cine.{{○}} …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 19 adaptable — adaptability, adaptableness, n. /euh dap teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being adapted. 2. able to adjust oneself readily to different conditions: an adaptable person. [1790 1800; ADAPT + ABLE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 adaptable — a•dapt•a•ble [[t]əˈdæp tə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) capable of being adapted 2) able to adjust oneself readily to different conditions: an adaptable person[/ex] • Etymology: 1790–1800 a•dapt a•bil′i•ty, n …

    From formal English to slang


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