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adopt

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Verb (transitive)
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a=dopt

CIDE DICTIONARY

adoptv. t. [L. adoptare; ad + optare to choose, desire: cf. F. adopter. See Option.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adopt, v.tr.
1 take (a person) into a relationship, esp. another's child as one's own.
2 choose to follow (a course of action etc.).
3 take over (an idea etc.) from another person.
4 choose as a candidate for office.
5 Brit. (of a local authority) accept responsibility for the maintenance of (a road etc.).
6 accept; formally approve (a report, accounts, etc.).

Derivative
adoption n.
Etymology
F adopter or L adoptare (as AD-, optare choose)

THESAURUS

adopt

Americanize, Anglicize, accept, acculturate, acculturize, admit, affect, affiliate, appropriate, approve, arrogate, assimilate, assume, carry, colonize, confer citizenship, conquer, copy, derive from, domesticate, embrace, encroach, enslave, espouse, go in for, go native, hog, imitate, indent, infringe, invade, jump a claim, make free with, make use of, mock, monopolize, naturalize, occupy, overrun, pass, pirate, plagiarize, play God, preempt, preoccupy, prepossess, pretend to, ratify, requisition, seize, simulate, sit on, squat on, steal, subjugate, take, take all of, take in, take it all, take on, take over, take possession of, take up, trespass, usurp

ROGET THESAURUS

adopt

Choice

VB offers one's choice, set before, hold out the alternative, present the alternative, offer the alternative, put to the vote, use option, use discretion, exercise option, exercise discretion, one's option, adopt, take up, embrace, espouse, choose, elect, opt for, take one's choice, make one's choice, make choice of, fix upon, vote, poll, hold up one's hand, divide, settle, decide, list, make up one's mind, select, pick and choose, pick out, single out, cull, glean, winnow, sift the chaff from the wheat, separate the chaff from the wheat, winnow the chaff from the wheat, pick up, pitch upon, pick one's way, indulge one's fancy, set apart, mark out for, mark, prefer, have rather, have as lief, fancy, be persuaded, take a decided step, take a decisive step, commit oneself to a course, pass the Rubicon, cross the Rubicon, cast in one's lot with, take for better or for worse.

Borrowing

VB borrow, desume, hire, rent, farm, take a lease, take a demise, take by the hour, take by the mile, take by the year, hire by the hour, hire by the mile, hire by the year, adopt, apply, appropriate, imitate, make use of, take, raise money, take up money, raise the wind, fly a kite, borrow from Peter to pay Paul, run into debt, replevy.

Location

VB place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install, house, stow, establish, fix, pin, root, graft, plant, shelve, pitch, camp, lay down, deposit, reposit, cradle, moor, tether, picket, pack, tuck in, embed, imbed, vest, invest in, billet on, quarter upon, saddle with, load, lade, freight, pocket, put up, bag, inhabit, domesticate, colonize, take root, strike root, anchor, cast anchor, come to an anchor, sit down, settle down, settle, take up one's abode, take up one's quarters, plant oneself, establish oneself, locate oneself, squat, perch, hive, se nicher, bivouac, burrow, get a footing, encamp, pitch one's tent, put up at, put up one's horses at, keep house, endenizen, naturalize, adopt, put back, replace.


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