Definition of Adopter in English :

Define Adopter in English

Adopter meaning in English

Meaning of Adopter in English

Pronunciation of Adopter in English

Adopter pronunciation in English

Pronounce Adopter in English


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1. adopter, adoptive parent

a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child

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see synonyms of adopter
person who adopts a child
A social worker is appointed to interview the prospective adopters.
person who takes up something
businesses that are adopters of leading-edge technology
See also early adopter

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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).
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.

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