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Definition of Adopt

Verb: adopt  u'dópt

  1. Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    "She adopted the feminist movement";
    - follow, espouse
  2. Take up and practice as one's own
    - borrow, take over, take up
  3. Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    "When will the new President adopt office?";
    - assume, take on, take over
  4. Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    "he adopted an air of superiority";
    - assume, acquire, take on, take
  5. Take into one's family
    "They adopted two children from Nicaragua";
    - take in
  6. Put into dramatic form
    "adopt a book for a screenplay";
    - dramatize, dramatise [Brit]
  7. Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    "They adopted the Jewish faith";
    - espouse, embrace, sweep up

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Anagrams containing the word adopt

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