Writing for Business

Feb 27 2017   7:13PM GMT

Adopt or Adapt – Which is correct?

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert


A citizen developer can help companies ________ to changing business needs by creating simple solutions with minimal involvement from IT.

A. adopt
B. adapt


Answer: B

Adapt means “to change.” Usually, we adapt to someone or something.

Adopt means “to take as one’s own.”

A helpful phrase to remember: Adapt means to adjust to a new situation, which one might achieve by adopting new ideas or behaviors.

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