Definitions for adopt

Definitions for (verb) adopt

Main entry: adopt, take in

Definition: take into one's family

Usage: They adopted two children from Nicaragua

Main entry: acquire, adopt, assume, take, take on

Definition: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Usage: His voice took on a sad tone; The story took a new turn; he adopted an air of superiority; She assumed strange manners; The gods assume human or animal form in these fables

Main entry: sweep up, adopt, embrace, espouse

Definition: take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

Usage: She embraced Catholicism; They adopted the Jewish faith

Main entry: adopt, dramatise, dramatize

Definition: put into dramatic form

Usage: adopt a book for a screenplay

Main entry: take over, take up, borrow, adopt

Definition: take up and practice as one's own

Main entry: adopt, espouse, follow

Definition: choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

Usage: She followed the feminist movement; The candidate espouses Republican ideals

Main entry: assume, adopt, take on, take over

Definition: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

Usage: When will the new President assume office?

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