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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They adopted Jo's plan of dividing the long seams into four parts, and calling the quarters Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and in that way got on capitally, especially when they talked about the different countries as they stitched their way through them.
Not by birth, though adopted in that tribe; I think his birthplace was farther north, and he is one of those you call a Huron.
At Chelicothe I spent my time as comfortably as I could expect; was adopted, accordin to their custom, into a family where I became a son, and had a great share in the affection of my new parents, brothers, sisters, and friends.
His professional brethren, each for himself, adopted various hypotheses, more or less plausible, but all dressed out in a perplexing mystery of phrase, which, if it do not show a bewilderment of mind in these erudite physicians, certainly causes it in the unlearned peruser of their opinions.
So far as a demeanour of natural authority was concerned, the mother country need not have been ashamed to see these foremost men of an actual democracy adopted into the House of Peers, or make the Privy Council of the Sovereign.
She threw back her head; she had clearly, by this time, and very honestly, adopted an attitude.
Now that the Beef Trust had adopted the trick of raising prices to induce enormous shipments of cattle, and then dropping them again and scooping in all they needed, a stock raiser was very apt to find himself in Chicago without money enough to pay his freight bill; and so he had to go to a cheap hotel, and it was no drawback to him if there was an agitator talking in the lobby.
They adopted her, with grave and formal military ceremonies of their own invention - solemnities is the truer word; solemnities that were so profoundly solemn and earnest, that the spectacle would have been comical if it hadn't been so touching.
This hotel had a feature which was a decided novelty, and one which might be adopted with advantage by any house which is perched in a commanding situation.
A devil born to a young couple is measurably recognizable by them as a devil before long, but a devil adopted by an old couple is an angel to them, and remains so, through thick and thin.
The plan which I adopted, and the one by which I was most successful, was that of making friends of all the little white boys whom I met in the street.
Ferrars, by the simple expedient of asking it, which, at Lucy's instigation, was adopted.