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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 Department for Education commissioned the e-learning modules for the government s drive to increase adopters for the 6,000 children in care awaiting placement.
The CAA V5 Adopter level was created to propagate development of cutting-edge complementary 3D PLM solutions to the CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA install base and serve as a catalyst for expansion of the CAA V5 platform into new markets.
Therefore, a late adopter on the West Coast could have conceivably adopted a new technology before early adopters in other regions.
By contrast, early adopters are summarized by "respect" of their peers.
New low price": Mature and late adopters are acutely price sensitive, so sale-price messages usually trigger a rush of buying activity.
The G5 Mobile Premium Early Adopter Program is by invitation only and enables strategic clients to get hands-on access to next generation mobile software before general availability
There will be challenges, but with support and guidance from the adoption team, other adopters and different professionals you will meet these challenges and you will gain tremendous satisfaction from giving a child a forever home.
And for the adopter, there truly is nothing more rewarding or fulfilling.
SPEEDING up the adoption process is helping to attract new adopters.
Gailey presents a typology of different types of adopters and the ways that race, class, and gender influence the decisions made to adopt.
In this final part of the series, we turn to some additional practical considerations and questions for potential adopters of this technology.