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  • adopt — [v1] choose or take something as one’s own accept, adapt, affiliate, affirm, appropriate, approve, assent, assume, borrow, embrace, endorse, espouse, follow, go down the line*, go in for*, imitate, maintain, mimic, opt, ratify, seize, select,… …   New thesaurus

  • adopt — (v.) c.1500, a back formation from adoption or else from M.Fr. adopter or directly from L. adoptare take by choice, choose for oneself, select, choose (especially a child); see ADOPTION (Cf. adoption). Originally in English also of friends,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adopt — ► VERB 1) legally take (another s child) and bring it up as one s own. 2) choose to take up or follow (an option or course of action). 3) Brit. choose as a candidate for office. 4) assume (an attitude or position). 5) formally approve or accept.… …   English terms dictionary

  • adopt — verb 1 child ADVERB ▪ legally ▪ The child has now been legally adopted. PHRASES ▪ have sb adopted ▪ She was forced to have her baby adopted. 2 take and use s …   Collocations dictionary

  • Adopt a Highway — The Adopt a Highway program, also known as Sponsor a Highway (but see distinction below) is a promotional campaign undertaken by U.S. states, Provinces and Territories of Canada and national governments outside North America to encourage… …   Wikipedia

  • adopt — [[t]ədɒ̱pt[/t]] ♦♦ adopts, adopting, adopted 1) VERB If you adopt a new attitude, plan, or way of behaving, you begin to have it. [V n] The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling on all parties in the conflict to seek a… …   English dictionary

  • adopt — verb (T) 1 CHILD to legally make another person s child part of your family so that he or she becomes one of your own children: My mother was adopted when she was four. compare foster 1 (1) 2 adopt an approach/strategy/policy to start to use a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • adopt — a|dopt W2S2 [əˈdɔpt US əˈda:pt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(child)¦ 2 adopt an approach/policy/attitude etc 3¦(style/manner)¦ 4¦(law/rule)¦ 5¦(name/country etc)¦ 6¦(election)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: adopter, from Latin adoptare, from ad …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • adopt */*/*/ — UK [əˈdɒpt] / US [əˈdɑpt] verb Word forms adopt : present tense I/you/we/they adopt he/she/it adopts present participle adopting past tense adopted past participle adopted 1) [transitive] to decide to start using a particular idea, plan, or… …   English dictionary

  • adopt — /əˈdɒpt / (say uh dopt) verb (t) 1. to choose for or take to oneself; make one s own by selection or assent: to adopt a name; to adopt an idea. 2. to take (a child born to someone else) to be legally your own child, specifically by a formal legal …   Australian English dictionary

  • legally — adv. Legally is used with these adjectives: ↑accountable, ↑binding, ↑blind, ↑bound, ↑correct, ↑deaf, ↑dubious, ↑effective, ↑incompetent, ↑insane, ↑justified, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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