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    adopt

    adopt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word adopt

    Definition
    (verb) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    Synonyms : espouse , follow
    Example Sentence
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
    Definition
    (verb) take up and practice as one's own
    Synonyms : borrow , take over , take up
    Definition
    (verb) take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    Synonyms : assume , take on , take over
    Example Sentence
    • When will the new President assume office?
    Definition
    (verb) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    Synonyms : acquire , assume , take , take on
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) take into one's family
    Synonyms : take in
    Example Sentence
    • They adopted two children from Nicaragua
    Definition
    (verb) put into dramatic form
    Synonyms : dramatise , dramatize
    Example Sentence
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
    Definition
    (verb) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    Synonyms : embrace , espouse , sweep up
    Example Sentence
    • She embraced Catholicism
    • They adopted the Jewish faith
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