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Synonyms for adopt

Synonyms for adopt

to take, as another's idea, and make one's own

to accept officially

Synonyms for adopt

take up and practice as one's own

take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

take into one's family


Related Words

take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

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It has become so desirable to adopt an eastern European child, or an Asian child,'' Rosenberg said.
At smaller companies, accountants wear many hats, and may have neither the time or expertise to adopt new standards or account for new transactions.
To bring the "adoption" analogy full circle, difficult as the decision and process to adopt a child are, they are by no means an end state.
In order for the Adopt a Teacher Program to honor and support more than two teachers each year, I need the support of our ACEI family and other professional colleagues.
The rising number of such children, and the desire of same-sex couples looking to adopt, are trends that are putting a new twist on nontraditional families.
Even so, many states allow gays to adopt as individuals and many--including California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont--now allow joint adoptions by same-sex couples.
107) Sophie Theis, the study's author and a major figure in adopt ion modernization, confessed that spotty early records hindered her inquiry.
She adds that the local senior center also wants to adopt a floor of students this year, and MSU is working to make that happen.
Oates and Goelzer's views and demonstrate that Congress intended not to reject, but to adopt, the definitional guidance set forth in the SEC's 2000 auditor independence rule--including the rule's definitional exceptions for tax services.
Minnesota indicated that it may be a while before taxpayers will know whether the state will adopt the provisions of the Federal stimulus legislation, and directed taxpayers to "play it safe.
Rather, it obligates the parties to adopt domestic legislation that makes laundering drug proceeds a crime.
Although there is significant Web-enabled or Web native innovation around programs for practice management, clinical and business record keeping, and patient communication, physicians are surprisingly slow to adopt these products in their practices.
As early as 1991, the federal government made an attempt at consistency among the states by encouraging them to adopt the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), a model act governing e-commerce transactions.
Known as attachment disorder, this condition has attracted intense interest as more people adopt institutionalized youngsters from around the world.