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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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Encarnacion said officials now run an adoption scheme, under which not only will those who adopt a dog be adopting for the sake of adoption "but will be adopting a trained dog that could be part of their family.
Such a "carve-out" or modified version of IAS 39 may introduce some uncertainty in financial reporting over the next few years, as various companies essentially adopt slightly different standards, based on the reporting options they choose, said Nagari.
Presently, RAM memories mostly adopt the form of PSRAM whose capacity is around 32MB-64MB.
For more information on how to adopt a foster child, call Appel of the alliance at (213) 368-6010.
If a state fails to adopt regulations to enforce Gramm-Leach-Bliley, it will lose its authority to override certain federal insurance consumer protections.
The student who adopts him or her pledges to praise the student's willpower, to offer reassurance and to be there when needed.