Definition of Adopt in English :
Define Adopt in English
Adopt meaning in English
Meaning of Adopt in English
Pronunciation of Adopt in English
Adopt pronunciation in English
Pronounce Adopt in Englishsee synonyms of adopt
choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
Example Sentences:'She followed the feminist movement''The candidate espouses Republican ideals'
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
Example Sentences:'When will the new President assume office?'
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
Example Sentences:'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. adopt, take in
take into one's family
Example Sentences:'They adopted two children from Nicaragua'
put into dramatic form
Example Sentences:'adopt a book for a screenplay'
take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
Example Sentences:'She embraced Catholicism''They adopted the Jewish faith'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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