adopted


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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.

adopted

(əˈdɒptɪd)
adj
having been adopted: an adopted child. Compare adoptive
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adopted - acquired as your own by free choice; "my adopted state"; "an adoptive country"
native - belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native language"
Translations
adoptovaný
adopteret
adoptoitu
posvojen
養子になった
입양된
posvojen
adopterad
รับเลี้ยงเป็นลูก
được nhận làm con nuôi

adopted

[əˈdɒptɪd] ADJ [child] → adoptivo, adoptado (Mex)

adopted

[əˈdɒptɪd] adj
[child] → adopté(e); [son, daughter] → adoptif/ive; [sister, brother] → d'adoption
[country, home] → d'adoption, adoptif/ive

adopted

adjAdoptiv-, adoptiert; adopted childAdoptivkind nt; her adopted country/home townihre Wahlheimat

adopted

[əˈdɒptɪd] adjadottivo/a

adopted

مُتَبَنَّى adoptovaný adopteret adoptiert υιοθετημένος adoptado adoptoitu adoptif posvojen adottato 養子になった 입양된 geadopteerd adoptert adoptowany adotado приемный adopterad รับเลี้ยงเป็นลูก evlat edinilmiş được nhận làm con nuôi 被收养的
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He says there are no absolute values "good" and "evil"; these are mere means adopted by all in order to acquire power to maintain their place in the world, or to become supreme.
To adopt a child, because children of your own had been denied you, was to try and choose your lot in spite of Providence: the adopted child, she was convinced, would never turn out well, and would be a curse to those who had wilfully and rebelliously sought what it was clear that, for some high reason, they were better without.
The matter was simple; Claude Frollo had taken him in, had adopted him, had nourished him, had reared him.
The general and the major offered some objections; nevertheless, the proposition, actively supported by the secretary, was definitely adopted.
There are three different ways in which two states may be blended and joined together; for, in the first place, all those rules may be adopted which the laws of each of them have ordered; as for instance in the judicial department, for in an oligarchy the rich are fined if they do not come to the court as jurymen, but the poor are not paid for their attendance; but in democracies they are, while the rich are not fined for their neglect.
The first was to obey the laws and customs of my country, adhering firmly to the faith in which, by the grace of God, I had been educated from my childhood and regulating my conduct in every other matter according to the most moderate opinions, and the farthest removed from extremes, which should happen to be adopted in practice with general consent of the most judicious of those among whom I might be living.
I do not deny that my surprise equals my pleasure at finding you with your adopted mother and that, after what happened between us yesterday, after what you said and what I was able to guess, I hardly expected to see you here so soon.
He had been taken to that town by some good persons distantly related to his dead father, and by them adopted and tenderly cared for.
We have no children of our own, therefore I adopted the son of a favorite slave, and determined to make him my heir.
Your adopted son, sir, that Jones, that wretch whom you nourished in your bosom, hath proved one of the greatest villains upon earth.
Finding us distinguished, as a nation, by our love of athletic exercises, the little man, in the innocence of his heart, devoted himself impromptu to all our English sports and pastimes whenever he had the opportunity of joining them; firmly persuaded that he could adopt our national amusements of the field by an effort of will precisely as he had adopted our national gaiters and our national white hat.
Brownlow went on, from day to day, filling the mind of his adopted child with stores of knowledge, and becoming attached to him, more and more, as his nature developed itself, and showed the thriving seeds of all he wished him to become--how he traced in him new traits of his early friend, that awakened in his own bosom old remembrances, melancholy and yet sweet and soothing--how the two orphans, tried by adversity, remembered its lessons in mercy to others, and mutual love, and fervent thanks to Him who had protected and preserved them--these are all matters which need not to be told.