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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

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

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We went to a good many shops, adopting this principle at each one; and the consequence was that, by the time we had finished, we had as fine a collection of boys with baskets following us around as heart could desire; and our final march down the middle of the High Street, to the river, must have been as imposing a spectacle as Marlow had seen for many a long day.
With his son, however, he employed the diplomacy he reserved for important occasions and, adopting a quiet tone, discussed the whole matter.
She looked meditative, and Hewet, who had been talking much at random and instinctively adopting the feminine point of view, saw that she would now talk about herself, which was what he wanted, for so they might come to know each other.
So far he will please his father, and I have promised in the mean time to try and reconcile Vincy to his son's adopting some other line of life.
Otherwise--but I am sure that you will see the wisdom of adopting the course I suggest.
Aunt Atossa told Anne she was very sorry to hear she had taken to writing novels; nobody born and bred in Avonlea would do it; that was what came of adopting orphans from goodness knew where, with goodness knew what kind of parents.
You are adopting an attitude, sir," he said, "which, however much I may admire it from one point of view, seems to me scarcely to take into account the facts of the situation.
he asked, purposely adopting the rough tone of a man in her own rank of life.
I made my peace with this good friend and second father, not only by following his advice, but by adopting the profession to which he had been himself attached before he inherited his fortune--the profession of medicine.
Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of all people adopting a boy
But there, SHE wouldn't shrink from adopting a whole orphan asylum if she took it into her head.
In morality, Nietzsche starts out by adopting the position of the relativist.
Muntinlupa City will be adopting the municipalities of Jaen and Lupao in Nueva Ecija.
Synopsis: "Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Children Over Age Four" directly addresses the most significant challenges surrounding older-child adoption (both domestically and internationally), including mental health, behavioral, and educational concerns.
ALTHOUGH Darul Uloom Deoband has no problem with Muslim couples adopting a child, the Sunni Islamic seminary has said that such a child wouldn't be the heir apparent of the family that has adopted.