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〔 әˋdɑpt 〕


〔 әˊdɒpt 〕

Overview of verb adopt

The verb adopt has 7 senses

  • adopt, follow, espouse -- (choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals")

  • adopt, borrow, take over, take up -- (take up and practice as one's own)

  • assume, adopt, take on, take over -- (take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?")

  • assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take -- (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, take in -- (take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua")

  • dramatize, dramatise, adopt -- (put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay")

  • espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up -- (take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith")