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adopt

  
1    accept, appropriate, approve, assume, choose, embrace, endorse, espouse, follow, maintain, ratify, select, support, take on, take over, take up  
2    foster, take in  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    abandon, abnegate, cast aside, cast off, disavow, disclaim, disown, forswear, give up, reject, renounce, repudiate, spurn, wash one's hands of  
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adopt

  
  ( adopts    3rd person present)   ( adopting    present participle)   ( adopted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you adopt a new attitude, plan, or way of behaving, you begin to have it.  
Parliament adopted a resolution calling for the complete withdrawal of troops...      V n  
  adoption      n-uncount  
...the adoption of Japanese management practices by British manufacturing.     
2       verb   If you adopt someone else's child, you take it into your own family and make it legally your son or daughter.  
There are hundreds of people desperate to adopt a child...      V n  
The adopted child has the right to see his birth certificate.      V-ed, Also V  
  adopter     ( adopters    plural)    n-count  
A social worker is appointed to interview the prospective adopters.     
  adoption     ( adoptions    plural)    n-var  
They gave their babies up for adoption...     

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adoption, ado, adapt, adept

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exp.
adopt a detached attitude; relax
n.
Cybersecurity are measures of adopt of technologies, processes and practices aim to protect computers, networks and digital data from attack.
n.
young woman who adopts a unconventional behavior and look
term largely used in the 20's to describe women who acted contrary to what was commonly expected by going out, drinking, smoking, dancing, wearing make-up etc.
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
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