|Origin:||flexibilis, from flexus, past participle of flectere 'to bend'|
a person, plan etc that is flexible can change or be changed easily to suit any new situation [≠ inflexible]:
We can be flexible about your starting date.
extremely/highly/fairly etc flexible
Our new computer software is extremely flexible.
The government needs a more flexible approach to education.
something that is flexible can bend or be bent easily:
shoes with flexible rubber soles
—flexibly adverbWORD FOCUS: change
to change something: alter, adapt, adjust, amend, modify, revise, vary
to change a system or organization: restructure, reorganize, reform
to change something completely: transform, revolutionize
to change facts or information, or change what someone has said: twist, distort, misrepresent
easily changed: flexible, adaptable
impossible to change: fixed, final, irrevocable
➔ See also change