Associations to the word «Adopt»


ADOPT, verb. (transitive) (with relationship specified) To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.
ADOPT, verb. (transitive) (with relationship implied by context) To take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.
ADOPT, verb. (transitive) (with relationship implied by context) To obtain (a pet) from a shelter or the wild.
ADOPT, verb. (transitive) (with relationship implied by context) To take by choice into the scope of one's responsibility.
ADOPT, verb. (transitive) To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally.
ADOPT, verb. (transitive) To select and take or approve.
ADOPT OUT, verb. To expel a son or daughter from a family by placing for adoption.
ADOPT OUT, verb. To send a son or daughter away to live in another country. (Used with to').

Dictionary definition

ADOPT, verb. Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals".
ADOPT, verb. Take up and practice as one's own.
ADOPT, verb. Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?".
ADOPT, verb. Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables".
ADOPT, verb. Take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua".
ADOPT, verb. Put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay".
ADOPT, verb. Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith".

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