- ADJ-GRADEDIf 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 attract foreign investment...
They are adaptable foragers that learn to survive on a wide range of food sources.Syn:Ant:unadaptableDerived words:adaptability [[t]ədæ̱ptəbɪ̱lɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT
The adaptability of wool is one of its great attractions.
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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
Adaptable — A*dapt a*ble, a. Capable of being adapted. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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
adaptable — (adj.) 1800, from ADAPT (Cf. adapt) + ABLE (Cf. able) … Etymology dictionary
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
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
adaptable — adj. Capaz de ser adaptado … Diccionario de la lengua española
adaptable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to adjust to or be modified for new conditions or uses. DERIVATIVES adaptability noun adaptably adverb … English terms dictionary
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
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
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