English—Latin cognates ending in -are
Many English words come from Latin words which end in -are. These word drop the latin ending in English. They will be familiar if you speak a Latin language. Beware of false friends!
For example the English word adapt comes from the Latin word adaptare.
The book has been adapted for television.
- Spanish - adaptar
- Italian - adattare
- French - adapter
- Valencian - adaptar
Many words follow this pattern:
My chair was too high so I adjusted it.
Sometimes I’m too embarrassed to admit making a mistake.
The committee adopted the proposal.