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Definitions of adopt:
  • verb:   take up and practice as one's own
  • verb:   choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
  • verb:   take into one's family
    Example: "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
  • verb:   take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
  • verb:   take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    Example: "He adopted an air of superiority"
  • verb:   take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    Example: "They adopted the Jewish faith"
  • verb:   put into dramatic form
    Example: "Adopt a book for a screenplay"

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