Definition Of adopt


legally take another's child and bring it up as one's own.

there are many people eager to adopt a baby

Example Of adopt

  • A few astrologers have chosen to adopt a third method of division.

  • A Wiltshire County Council spokesman said plans were in hand for the council to adopt the road as a highway in a year's time.

  • And the truth of the matter is, is that if people want to go through the effort and look, you can call rescue societies, and people can adopt these cats for nothing.

  • Assuming an effective role as mediator in the region, the group might be able to adopt a position where it could exert a highly positive influence over the future of the region for a long time to come.

  • At the birth of the Second Republic, 90% of Italians voted to adopt a first-past-the-post method.

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