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Verb
/əˈdäpt/,
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adopts, 3rd person singular present; adopted, past tense; adopting, present participle; adopted, past participle;
  1. Legally take another's child and bring it up as one's own
    • - there are many people eager to adopt a baby
  2. Take up or start to use or follow (an idea, method, or course of action)
    • - this approach has been adopted by many big banks
  3. Take on or assume (an attitude or position)
    • - he adopted a patronizing tone
    • - adopt a slightly knees-bent position
  4. Choose someone to receive special recognition
    • - at least 23 people adopted as “prisoners of conscience” remain in jail
  5. Formally approve or accept (a report or suggestion)
    • - the committee voted 5–1 to adopt the proposal
  6. Choose (a textbook) as standard or required for a course of study

  7. Choose (an animal) to become a house pet
    • - the best way to know a dog's traits is to adopt a mature dog
  8. (of a local authority) Accept responsibility for the maintenance of (a road)


  1. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
  2. take up and practice as one's own
  3. assume: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
  4. assume: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "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"
  5. take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
  6. dramatize: put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
  7. Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another who is not kin and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the original parent or parents. ...
  8. (Adoptation) According to Gabriel A. Dover, Adoptation is an evolved feature of an organism that contributes to its viability and reproduction (established by molecular drive) and that adopts some previously inaccessible component of the environment.
  9. Adopted is a 2009 American independent film starring comedian Pauly Shore. It is a movie that pokes fun at the current trend of celebrity adoptions. The film marks Shore's third turn as a writer, director, and producer.
  10. (Adoption (film)) Adoption (Örökbefogadás) is a 1975 Hungarian drama film directed by Márta Mészáros. It tells the story of a Kata, an unmarried female factory worker, who becomes interested in neglected children and tries to adopt one. ...
  11. (Adoption (software implementation)) Adoption deals with the transfer (conversion) between an old system to a target system in an organization. So if a company works with an old software system, it may want to use a new system which is more efficient, has more work capacity etc. ...
  12. (Adoption (theology)) Adoption, in Christian theology, is the term that describes the admission of a believer into the family of God. In the evangelical ordo salutis ("order of salvation"), adoption is usually regarded as a step immediately subsequent to justification. ...
  13. To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; especially to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child; To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view ...
  14. (adopted) EU: Austria · Belgium · Cyprus · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Ireland · Italy · Luxembourg · Malta · Netherlands · Portugal · Slovenia · Spain – Non-EU: Monaco · San Marino · Vatican
  15. (Adopted) son, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (his great-nephew by blood), who later became Emperor Augustus.
  16. (Adopting) When a person gets a pet from a recognized animal shelter, such as an SPCA, contracts are signed, often this word is used by stores who are in fact selling animals, adoption is a non-profit act.
  17. (Adoption (of an unreached people)) Making a commitment to an unreached people until there is an indigenous, reproducing church established among them. Aspects may include prayer, research, and networking toward church planting. Sometimes called “people group adoption” or adopt-a-people.
  18. (adoption) Refers to the chosen curriculum of a particular school.
  19. (Adoption) Approval or acceptance; usually applied to amendments, resolutions, and motions.
  20. (Adoption) The question on matters relating directly to the legislative body requiring only one vote; for example, orders, resolutions, amendments, and motions.
  21. (Adoption) the final confirmation of a plan as a statutory document by the local planning authority.
  22. (Adoption) A permanent, legally binding arrangement whereby persons other than the biological parents parent the child.
  23. (Adoption) To dream that you or others were adopting a child indicates that you are taking on something new and different. Ask yourself what is missing in your life that would make you happy. To dream that you were adopted suggests that you are longing for the child within you.
  24. (Adoption) The act by which a person takes the child of another into his or her own family and makes the child, for all legal purposes, his or her own child.
  25. Adoption is when you become the legal parent of a child or children who can't live with their birth parents or other members of their extended family. It is a way of providing new families for children.