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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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More information about adoptable pets is available online at www.
Not only would adoptable storage solve this problem, it would have meant users didn't even need to think about it.
Some organizations may also offer a program whereby donors can sponsor an adoptable pet for a nominal monthly fee.
A council report says: "At this time, there are unfortunately no funding sources that would assist the city in contributing to bring the roads across Sefton Park, that are part-owned by the city, to an adoptable standard, but efforts will continue to made to secure such funding.
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.
In official eyes Bert was now adoptable, allowed to stay with his foster dads and siblings only until the state of Florida found a more appropriate--read "heterosexual"--permanent home.
Despite the positive changes sparked by the no-kill movement, no-kill shelters are often criticized for rejecting animals that managers don't think are adoptable.
The system enables a "cost-effective reporting system that is highly adoptable across the entire organization," the company adds.
This agreement underscores our extensive work in making StarCore's leading-edge, licensable processor technology the most easily adoptable solution.
The North American Council on Adoptable Children's 1991 study, "Barriers to Same Race Placement," found that African American-run adoption agencies successfully placed 94 percent of black children with black families.
As part of the festivities, stores will be raising money, collecting items for donation and some will be hosting shelters with adoptable pets.
Dozens of adoptable dogs, cats, and small pets will be available for immediate adoption.