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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
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