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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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The literature has described orchestration as a tool that provides: robust and innovative forms of teaching and learning, by taking classroom ecology into consideration; efficiency, by facilitating the use of familiar, tested resources; adoptability, as it helps the teacher organize the necessary resources; and adaptability, as teachers can rely on strategies for adapting the resources according to contingencies that may arise (Dillenbourg, Nussbaum, Dimitriadis, & Roschelle, 2013).
Dynamic application areas, surging demand for sophisticated devices delivering efficient solutions, and portable devices adoptability are key factors anticipated to drive the optoelectronics market.
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Studies show that professional photos of adoptable pets have a direct impact on their adoptability,'' Tellier said.
Further, any increase in the amount of time spent by animals in a shelter while awaiting a final disposition causes unnecessary stress on the animal, which results in long-term health consequences and impacts the animal's adoptability.
Responsibility, adoptability, enterprising nature and collaboration strategies are important," said Sayegh while addressing the gathering at Insead global business leaders conference in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Effective February 7, 2008, the Utah legislature repealed this statutory preference and established a system whereby the courts "examine [d] each person appearing before it" and measured adoptability by looking at whether "the interests of the child [would] be promoted by the adoption .
The results of the tests were used to establish the children's adoptability.
Beside this school factors that encourage appropriate school behavior among students with disabilities include adequate resources administrative support enough time availability for joint planning by teachers and special education experts to enhance the adoptability and offering refresher courses to the teachers in the general education system after specific periods of time (Janney Snell Beers and Raynes 1995).
will make a final determination of the child's adoptability and
The adoption phase incorporates consumers' adoptability towards the product and his/ her propensity to repurchase the product.