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Adopt

To accept, appropriate, choose, or select, as to adopt a child. To consent to and put into effect, as to adopt a constitution or a law.

adopt

v. 1) to take on the relationship of parent to child of another person, particularly (but not necessarily) a minor, by official legal action. 2) to accept or make use of, such as to adopt another defendant's argument in a lawsuit. (See: adoption)

adopt

verb accept, ad sententiam, admit, adoptare, affiliate, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assimilate, assume, attach oneself to, avail oneself of, borrow, choose, co-opt, conform to, constituere, denizenize, elect, embrace, espouse, exercise one's option, follow, foster, make one's own, naturalize, raise, seize, select, select as one's own, take, take on, take possession of, take up, try, usurp, utilize, vote to accept
Associated concepts: adopt a child, adopt a law, adopt a philosophy, legitimation, support
See also: accept, acquire, agree, apply, appropriate, approve, assume, choose, comply, copy, embrace, espouse, gain, impropriate, naturalize, pass, prefer, receive, resort, seize, select
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Those who are keen to adopt a wild animal, we provide them specific information about the upkeep of the animal in the zoo.
The children come from across China, and many adoptive families return to China to adopt again.
To adopt a child internationally usually costs $20,000 or more.
It has become so desirable to adopt an eastern European child, or an Asian child,'' Rosenberg said.
Whatever the SEC does adopt, Batavick says, will be communicated to FASB, as it impacts its standard-setting.
The Army will adopt the JTCW application for tactical command posts and the Marine Corps will adopt FBCB2 for both platforms and dismounted applications.
The SEC approved amendments to the rule requiring financial institutions to adopt policies and procedures to safeguard customer information.
I Have a Dream" sponsors like Gural make a 10-15 year commitment when they adopt a grade of children from a school or same-age group from a public housing development.