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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 ?
He dared not do anything that would imply a stronger interest in a poor man's adopted child than could be expected from the kindliness of the young Squire, when a chance meeting suggested a little present to a simple old fellow whom others noticed with goodwill; but he told himself that the time would come when he might do something towards furthering the welfare of his daughter without incurring suspicion.
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.
He baptized his adopted child, and gave him the name of Quasimodo, either because he desired thereby to mark the day, when he had found him, or because he wished to designate by that name to what a degree the poor little creature was incomplete, and hardly sketched out.
John Ferrier's heart was sore within him when he thought of the young man's return, and of the impending loss of his adopted child. Yet her bright and happy face reconciled him to the arrangement more than any argument could have done.
Poor Medora, repeatedly widowed, was always coming home to settle down (each time in a less expensive house), and bringing with her a new husband or an adopted child; but after a few months she invariably parted from her husband or quarrelled with her ward, and, having got rid of her house at a loss, set out again on her wanderings.
"I know more of the history of Miss Havisham's adopted child, than Miss Havisham herself does, sir.
The old lady--affectionately familiar with her--speaks to her as she might speak to an adopted child. But the gratitude of the beautiful companion has always the same restraint in its acknowledgment of kindness; the smile of the beautiful companion has always the same underlying sadness when it responds to Lady Janet's hearty laugh.
Reproving the burst of admiration and triumph, to which the boldness of the declaration, and the freshened hopes of revenge had given rise, by turning his gleaming eye around the band, the veteran again addressed his adopted child, as if his purpose was not to be denied.
'It's only an adopted child. One I have told her of.
He has been fed and cared for as the adopted child of the Commune.
She is to come here this autumn to visit her pupil--I might almost say her adopted child. I saw the good old lady safe to her destination, and left her in the care of her relative, quietly happy at the prospect of seeing Laura again in a few months' time.
I have no other claim upon my means; at least' - here to my surprise she hesitated, and was confused - 'no, I have no other claim upon my means - and you are my adopted child. Only be a loving child to me in my age, and bear with my whims and fancies; and you will do more for an old woman whose prime of life was not so happy or conciliating as it might have been, than ever that old woman did for you.'