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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.
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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"
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adoption

noun
1. fostering, adopting, taking in, fosterage They gave their babies up for adoption.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

adoption

noun
A ready taking up of something:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

adoption

[əˈdɒpʃn] n (see vb) → adozione f, approvazione f, scelta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

adoption

n. adopción.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

adoption

n adopción f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Whenever I preside over an adoption ceremony, it is the most pleasurable experience to announce to all involved - children, adopting parents and their family and friends - that this is your new "forever family." This is an incredibly joyous occasion.
For all intents and purposes, the adopted child becomes a legitimate child of the adopting parents, standing on equal footing with the latter's biological children (if any).
With pre-planned infant adoptions, typically adopting parents cover necessary medical and legal fees.
Editors Alper and Howe present students, academics, professionals working in a variety of contexts, and general interest readers with a collection of academic articles and scholarly papers focused on the assessment of potential foster and adopting parents. The nine contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to understanding developmental trauma, the home study and assessment of applicants, understanding the qualities needed for parenting children with developmental trauma, understanding developmental trauma, parental attachments, and caregiving and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Agencies usually required adopting parents to provide a letter from a physician regarding their health and medical history.
(41) The court of appeals also looked to Missouri adoption statutes, which take the "substitution approach," meaning an adopted child "becomes the child of its adopting parents for every purpose...." (42) Additionally, the court of appeals dismissed Sherri's argument that an outcome adverse to Bella would thwart the legislature's intent.
Judges and adopting parents sign the official adoption certificates, and the children have the chance to bang the judge's gavel to make it all official.