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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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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.
Using an attachment scale consisting of a series of statements that the adopters would indicate agreement or disagreement (1-strongly disagree, 4-strongly agree), pet attachment was rated.
With this in mind, there are three key questions adopters should ask their storage virtualization vendor about scale.
Adopters too were sometimes unfit, and investigations turned up all types of unsavory characters--from convicted criminals to alcoholics--who had adopted with ease.
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.
Differences in adopter characteristics form a basis on which to classify or segment potential consumers.