To Ada'pt. v.a. [adopto, Lat.] To ﬁt one thing to another; to suit; to proportion.
'Tis true, but let it not be known,
My eyes are somewhat dimmish grown;
For nature, always in the right,
To your decays adapts my sight. Swift's Miscellanies.
It is not enough that nothing offends the ear, but a good poet will adapt the very sounds, as well as words, to the things he treats of. Pope's Letters.