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Adapt vs Adept vs Adopt

Adapt means to adjust, change, or make suitable.

  • Christian adapts well to new working environments.

Adept means to be skilled at something.

  • Among other things, Frances is adept at shuffling cards.

Adopt means to accept or to take as your own.

  • Because of its merits, we shall adopt your proposal immediately.
  • Our son, who is now 18, was adopted 10 weeks after his birth.