1 acceptance, approbation, appropriation, approval, assumption, choice, embracing, endorsement, espousal, following, maintenance, ratification, selection, support, taking on, taking over, taking up
2 adopting, fosterage, fostering, taking in
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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
...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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