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Difference Between Adapt and Adept

Homophones are the words having similar spelling (or) pronunciation but with different meanings.


Here, Adapt and Adept form a pair of Homophones. Let’s move on to find out the difference between the two.

What does adapt mean?

▪ to adjust; to modify according to the situation

  1. Human beings adapt themselves to different climates.
  2. The writer adapted his novel for comedy movies.
  3. Organizations may take some time to adapt to change.
  4. The play was adapted from a Russian short story.

What does adept mean?

▪ to be very good at doing something; an expert

  1. Jack is an adept in sailing boats.
  2. Yash is unusually adept in solving puzzles.
  3. She was too adept to teach anything to her students.

What’s the difference?

  1. Adapt acts as a Verb while Adept acts as both a Noun and an Adjective.
  2. Pronunciation of Adapt: uh-da-pt
    Pronunciation of Adept: uh-de-pt
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