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a·dopt

 (ə-dŏpt′)
tr.v. a·dopt·ed, a·dopt·ing, a·dopts
1. To take on the legal responsibilities as parent of (a child that is not one's biological child).
2. To become the owner or caretaker of (a pet, especially one from a shelter).
3.
a. To take and follow (a course of action, for example) by choice or assent: adopt a new technique.
b. To take up and make one's own: adopt a new idea.
4. To move to or resettle in (a place).
5. To take on or assume: adopted an air of importance.
6. To vote to accept: adopt a resolution.
7. To choose as standard or required in a course: adopt a new line of English textbooks.

[Middle English adopten, from Old French adopter, from Latin adoptāre : ad-, ad- + optāre, to choose.]

a·dopt′a·bil′i·ty n.
a·dopt′a·ble adj.
a·dopt′er n.
a·dop′tion n.
Usage Note: Children are adopted by parents, and we normally refer to an adopted child but to adoptive parents, families, and homes. When describing places, one can use either adopted or adoptive: her adopted city; her adoptive city.

adopt

(əˈdɒpt)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) law to bring (a person) into a specific relationship, esp to take (another's child) as one's own child
2. to choose and follow (a plan, technique, etc)
3. to take over (an idea, etc) as if it were one's own
4. to take on; assume: to adopt a title.
5. (Commerce) to accept (a report, etc)
[C16: from Latin adoptāre to choose for oneself, from optāre to choose]
ˌadopˈtee n
aˈdopter n
aˈdoption n

a•dopt

(əˈdɒpt)

v.t.
1. to take and use as one's own: to adopt a nickname.
2. to take and rear (the child of others) as one's own child, specifically by a formal legal act.
3. to take or receive into any kind of new relationship.
4. to take on or act in accordance with (an attitude, policy, course, etc.).
5. to vote to accept.
6. to select as a basic or required textbook in a course.
[1490–1500; (< Middle French adopter) < Latin adoptāre=ad- ad- + optāre to opt]
a•dopt′a•ble, adj.
a•dopt`a•bil′i•ty, n.
a•dopt′er, n.
a•dop′tion, n.

adopt


Past participle: adopted
Gerund: adopting

Imperative
adopt
adopt
Present
I adopt
you adopt
he/she/it adopts
we adopt
you adopt
they adopt
Preterite
I adopted
you adopted
he/she/it adopted
we adopted
you adopted
they adopted
Present Continuous
I am adopting
you are adopting
he/she/it is adopting
we are adopting
you are adopting
they are adopting
Present Perfect
I have adopted
you have adopted
he/she/it has adopted
we have adopted
you have adopted
they have adopted
Past Continuous
I was adopting
you were adopting
he/she/it was adopting
we were adopting
you were adopting
they were adopting
Past Perfect
I had adopted
you had adopted
he/she/it had adopted
we had adopted
you had adopted
they had adopted
Future
I will adopt
you will adopt
he/she/it will adopt
we will adopt
you will adopt
they will adopt
Future Perfect
I will have adopted
you will have adopted
he/she/it will have adopted
we will have adopted
you will have adopted
they will have adopted
Future Continuous
I will be adopting
you will be adopting
he/she/it will be adopting
we will be adopting
you will be adopting
they will be adopting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adopting
you have been adopting
he/she/it has been adopting
we have been adopting
you have been adopting
they have been adopting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adopting
you will have been adopting
he/she/it will have been adopting
we will have been adopting
you will have been adopting
they will have been adopting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adopting
you had been adopting
he/she/it had been adopting
we had been adopting
you had been adopting
they had been adopting
Conditional
I would adopt
you would adopt
he/she/it would adopt
we would adopt
you would adopt
they would adopt
Past Conditional
I would have adopted
you would have adopted
he/she/it would have adopted
we would have adopted
you would have adopted
they would have adopted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.adopt - choose and followadopt - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
abide by, comply, follow - act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"
adhere, stick - be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
2.adopt - take up and practice as one's own
accept, take, have - receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
3.adopt - take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilitiesadopt - take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
resume - assume anew; "resume a title"; "resume an office"; "resume one's duties"
take office - assume an office, duty, or title; "When will the new President take office?"
4.adopt - take on a certain form, attribute, or aspectadopt - 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"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
re-assume - take on again, as after a time lapse; "He re-assumed his old behavior"
5.adopt - take into one's familyadopt - take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
6.adopt - put into dramatic formadopt - put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
7.adopt - take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
fasten on, hook on, seize on, take up, latch on - adopt; "take up new ideas"
accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"

adopt

verb
1. take on, follow, support, choose, accept, maintain, assume, select, take over, approve, appropriate, take up, embrace, engage in, endorse, ratify, become involved in, espouse Pupils should be helped to adopt a positive approach.
2. take in, raise, nurse, mother, rear, foster, bring up, take care of There are hundreds of people desperate to adopt a child.
take in give up, abandon, cast off, disown, cast aside
3. select, choose, pick, nominate, opt for, decide on, single out, settle on, cherry-pick He had adopted a new country and a new profession.
select reject, renounce, spurn, repudiate, disavow, disclaim, forswear, wash your hands of, abnegate

adopt

verb
1. To take, as another's idea, and make one's own:
2. To accept officially:
Translations
يَتَبَنَّى وَلَدَاًيَتَبَنَّىيَتَّخِذ، يَتَبَنَّى
adoptovatosvojitpřijmout
adoptere
adoptoidaomaksua
posvojiti
örökbe fogad
ættleiîataka upp
養子にする
입양하다
įsisavintiįvaikinęsįvaikinimasįvaikintasįvaikinti
adoptētpārņemtpieņemt
adoptovať
posvojitisprejeti
adoptera
รับเอามา
benimsemekevlat edinmekevlât edinmek
nhận làm con nuôi

adopt

[əˈdɒpt] VT
1. [+ child] → adoptar
2. [+ report] → aprobar; [+ suggestion] → seguir, aceptar (Pol) [+ candidate] → elegir

adopt

[əˈdɒpt] vt
[+ child] → adopter
Phil was adopted → Phil a été adopté.
[+ approach, policy] → adopter

adopt

vt
childadoptieren, an Kindes statt annehmen (form); child in a different country, family, citydie Patenschaft übernehmen für; the orphan was adopted into the familydas Waisenkind wurde in die Familie aufgenommen; your cat has adopted me (inf)deine Katze hat sich mir angeschlossen
idea, suggestion, attitude, methodübernehmen; mannerismsannehmen; careereinschlagen, sich (dat)wählen
(Pol) motionannehmen; candidatenehmen

adopt

[əˈdɒpt] vt (child, method) → adottare; (report, suggestion) → approvare (Pol) (candidate) → scegliere

adopt

(əˈdopt) verb
1. to take (a child of other parents) as one's own. Since they had no children of their own they decided to adopt a little girl.
2. to take (something) as one's own. After going to France he adopted the French way of life.
aˈdoption (-ʃən) noun
aˈdoptive (-tiv) adjective
his adoptive father.

adopt

يَتَبَنَّى adoptovat adoptere adoptieren υιοθετώ adoptar adoptoida adopter posvojiti adottare 養子にする 입양하다 adopteren adoptere zaadoptować adotar усыновлять adoptera รับเอามา evlat edinmek nhận làm con nuôi 收养

adopt

vt. adoptar, prohijar.

adopt

vt adoptar
References in classic literature ?
The childless old lady had offered to adopt one of the girls when the troubles came, and was much offended because her offer was declined.
They were of hostile tribes, brought together by the influence of the American government; and it is worthy of remark, that a common policy led them both to adopt the same subject.
For example, an uncle--who had sailed for India fifty years before, and never been heard of since--might yet return, and adopt her to be the comfort of his very extreme and decrepit age, and adorn her with pearls, diamonds, and Oriental shawls and turbans, and make her the ultimate heiress of his unreckonable riches.
A remarkable event of the third year of my Surveyorship -- to adopt the tone of "P.
But though the Lakeman had induced the seamen to adopt this sort of passiveness in their conduct, he kept his own counsel (at least till all was over) concerning his own proper and private revenge upon the man who had stung him in the ventricles of his heart.
You must adopt at least a piece of a southern principle, and not walk out under all that load.
But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it.
It is due, however, to my mistress to say of her, that she did not adopt this course of treat- ment immediately.
I do not require you to adopt all my suspicions, though you make so noble a profession of doing it, but I honestly tell you what they are.
I am guilty, I confess, of having often wished you to treat our acquaintance in general with greater attention; but when have I advised you to adopt their sentiments or to conform to their judgment in serious matters?
I shook my head: I could not see how poor people had the means of being kind; and then to learn to speak like them, to adopt their manners, to be uneducated, to grow up like one of the poor women I saw sometimes nursing their children or washing their clothes at the cottage doors of the village of Gateshead: no, I was not heroic enough to purchase liberty at the price of caste.
Catherine had kept up her acquaintance with the Lintons since her five-weeks' residence among them; and as she had no temptation to show her rough side in their company, and had the sense to be ashamed of being rude where she experienced such invariable courtesy, she imposed unwittingly on the old lady and gentleman by her ingenious cordiality; gained the admiration of Isabella, and the heart and soul of her brother: acquisitions that flattered her from the first - for she was full of ambition - and led her to adopt a double character without exactly intending to deceive any one.