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Adopt meaning

adopt - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily ( a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.
  2. 2. To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.
  3. 3. To assume the legal relationship of parent to another person's child. See also adoption. To approve or accept something -- for example, a legislative body may adopt a law or an amendment, a government agency may adopt a regulation or a party to a lawsuit may adopt a particular argument.
  4. 4. To choose; take for one's own; take as one's child.

adopt - examples of usage

  1. " I claim the boy," the old woman cried again in a loud voice, turning towards Powhatan, " to adopt as a son. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. I have already said that I believe the men would refuse to adopt that system. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 5441. Why don't the men in your neighbourhood adopt that system if it is the best way? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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