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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adoption - the act of accepting with approvaladoption - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
embrace, bosom - a close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
approval, approving, blessing - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
2.adoption - a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by bloodadoption - a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.adoption - the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
appropriation - a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner; "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"; "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"
naturalisation, naturalization - changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology; "the naturalization in English of many Italian words"
misappropriation - wrongful borrowing; "his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory"
crossover - the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience; "a jazz-classical crossover album"

adoption

noun
1. fostering, adopting, taking in, fosterage They gave their babies up for adoption.

adoption

noun
A ready taking up of something:
Translations
تَبَنِّ، إتِّخَاذتَبَنَّي
adopcepřijetí
adoptiontillægning
adoptio
posvajanje
adoptálásörökbefogadás
ættleiîing
養子縁組
입양
osvojenie
posvojitev
adoption
การรับเลี้ยงบุตรบุญธรรม
evlat edinmeevlât edinme
việc nhận làm con nuôi

adoption

[əˈdɒpʃən] Nadopción f
they have two children by adoptiontienen dos hijos adoptivos
country of adoptionpatria f adoptiva

adoption

[əˈdɒpʃən] n
[child] → adoption f adoption agency, adoption papers
[approach, policy, practices] → adoption fadoption agency norganisme m agréé pour l'adoptionadoption papers nplacte m d'adoption

adoption

n
(of child)Adoption f, → Annahme f, → an Kindes Statt (form); (of city, of child in other country)Übernahme fder Patenschaft; (into the family) → Aufnahme f; parents by adoptionAdoptiveltern pl; Japanese by adoptionJapaner(in) m(f)durch Adoption
(of method, idea)Übernahme f; (of mannerisms)Annahme f; (of career)Wahl f; his country of adoptionseine Wahlheimat; this custom is Japanese only by adoptiondieser Brauch ist von den Japanern nur übernommen worden
(of motion, law, candidate)Annahme f

adoption

[əˈdɒpʃn] n (see vb) → adozione f, approvazione f, scelta

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.

adoption

تَبَنَّي adopce adoption Adoption υιοθεσία adopción adoptio adoption posvajanje adozione 養子縁組 입양 adoptie adopsjon adopcja adoção усыновление adoption การรับเลี้ยงบุตรบุญธรรม evlat edinme việc nhận làm con nuôi 收养

adoption

n. adopción.

adoption

n adopción f
References in classic literature ?
To any meditative Magian rover, this serene Pacific, once beheld, must ever after be the sea of his adoption.
THE UTILITY OF THE UNION TO YOUR POLITICAL PROSPERITY THE INSUFFICIENCY OF THE PRESENT CONFEDERATION TO PRESERVE THAT UNION THE NECESSITY OF A GOVERNMENT AT LEAST EQUALLY ENERGETIC WITH THE ONE PROPOSED, TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THIS OBJECT THE CONFORMITY OF THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION TO THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT ITS ANALOGY TO YOUR OWN STATE CONSTITUTION and lastly, THE ADDITIONAL SECURITY WHICH ITS ADOPTION WILL AFFORD TO THE PRESERVATION OF THAT SPECIES OF GOVERNMENT, TO LIBERTY, AND TO PROPERTY.
As Philolaus gave them laws concerning many other things, so did he upon adoption, which they call adoptive laws; and this he in particular did to preserve the number of families.
With the universal adoption of Colour, all distinctions would cease; Regularity would be confused with Irregularity; development would give place to retrogression; the Workman would in a few generations be degraded to the level of the Military, or even the Convict Class; political power would be in the hands of the greatest number, that is to say the Criminal Classes, who were already more numerous than the Workmen, and would soon out-number all the other Classes put together when the usual Compensative Laws of Nature were violated.
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Riverboro was doing its best to return the entire tribe of Simpsons to the land of its fathers, so to speak, thinking rightly that the town which had given them birth, rather than the town of their adoption, should feed them and keep a roof over their heads until the children were of an age for self- support.
He had only himself to please in his choice: his fortune was his own; for as to Frank, it was more than being tacitly brought up as his uncle's heir, it had become so avowed an adoption as to have him assume the name of Churchill on coming of age.
In that case,' said the Dodo solemnly, rising to its feet, `I move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more energetic remedies--'
Hearken not to the voice which petulantly tells you that the form of government recommended for your adoption is a novelty in the political world; that it has never yet had a place in the theories of the wildest projectors; that it rashly attempts what it is impossible to accomplish.
He accordingly assembled his people, and promulgated among them the mongrel doctrines and form of worship of the Nez Perces; recommending the same to their adoption.
He took a ceremonious leave of the Crow chieftain, and his vagabond warriors, and according to previous arrangements, consigned to their cherishing friendship and fraternal adoption, their worthy confederate Rose; who, having figured among the water pirates of the Mississippi, was well fitted to rise to distinction among the land pirates of the Rocky Mountains.
Nor did the day come until after Jerry's adoption, when one of the Annos made an invention the like of which had never been known in all Malaita.