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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 city government of Mandaluyong has launched a campaign, urging the public to " Adopt A Dog" and give the adopted dog shelter to stay in.
Similarly, a Christian who has grown up all her life hearing passages that talk about our adoption into God's family might well find that she understands those passages in a much more profound way once she adopts a child of her own.
IASC restructures and adopts new constitution; European Commission announces plan to adopt international accounting standard no later than 2005.
If the Legislature adopts the governor's revised budget proposed in May, the Glendale school district will suffer more than $5 million in funding reductions for 2003-04.
441-1T, an individual adopts a tax year when he is first required to file a return and he may adopt any tax year, provided it matches his annual accounting period and meets the requirement that books of account be maintained for that accounting period.
In addition, NAND adopts a non-standard interface and needs software management, which increases the cost of the system.
Every parent or couple who adopts a child from foster care and earns less than $150,000 a year qualifies to claim the full $10,000 tax credit.
In addition, the 1982 act adopts an opt-in regime for "personal information," which includes both financial and health information.
If the Board adopts a rights plan in the future without prior stockholder approval, the Board will be required under the new policy to obtain stockholder ratification of the rights plan within 12 months of the date of its adoption, failing which the rights plan will terminate.