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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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NEAS is committed to a no-kill policy, to saving the lives of more adoptable homeless pets each year, and to the expanding the organization's outreach programs.
In light of the presence of problem behaviors in some shelter animals, it seems advantageous to develop a program to reduce or eliminate these behaviors in order to make shelter animals more adoptable.
The greatest demand among all races is for the infants and toddlers who make up only 4 percent of all adoptable children.
The program is flexible in that stores can take in shelter animals, do fundraising events for shelters or post information about adoptable animals in the store.
With a gift certificate from the Los Angeles Animal Services, recipients can choose among hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits at one of the city's six animal shelters.
But healthy, adoptable animals, those we have a high success rate with.
7-9: Conference: North American Council on Adoptable Children; Vancouver; E-mail: info@nacac.
com, the largest online database of adoptable pets, in August of this year.
The Salt Lake County Animal Services Injured Animal Fund is specifically restricted for use in helping to provide Emergency Medical Care and Attention to seriously ill or injured animals who could not otherwise become adoptable.
Adopters can "Pay What They Want" in adoption fees for SVACA's adoptable animals.
LCAS staff members justifiably feared that Dawson and other adoptable animals in their care would be killed when Greenhill Humane Society took over on July 1.
The PHS needs to expand because it has seen its euthanasia rate of adoptable animals rise from 0 percent in 2002 to more than 8 percent, in part because the burden of caring for Glendale pets puts a strain on the shelter's available space, according to a city report.