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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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Recognizing that reality, of the 73 companies adopting policies rather than bylaws, 59 (81 percent) included a provision that directors in contested elections need obtain only a plurality vote.
In instances where the needs are beyond the resources or abilities of the adopting credit union, coordinate with the assigned League and CUNA liaison to marshal the resources to meet the specific needs.
The cost of adopting each child ranges between $18,000 and $20,000, but for the Dusters, the expense is well worth it.
The NetFabric FUS1ON(TM) line of Intelligent Call Routers make delivering highly reliable VoIP solutions a simple add on to the existing phone system, and eliminates any risk associated with adopting VoIP through continual Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring, E-911 back up to route emergency calls to the proper authorities and flexible dial plan translation capabilities.
But there's other benefits from adopting adult dogs,'' Eversull said.
While the success of ShelterCare is no surprise, we are delighted by the immeasurable impact it has had not only on shelters and placement groups and their pets but also on the lives of the families adopting pets," says Betsy Saul, Petfinder.
PHOTO (color in Simi edition only) At the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, Carol Howatt, right, talks with a couple about adopting a dog.
Foundries currently adopting the checklist include 1st Silicon, austriamicrosystems, Jazz Semiconductor, PolarFab, Tower Semiconductor, TSMC, UMC and X-FAB.
And instead of adopting two children, they found themselves ``adopting'' an entire orphanage - sending money and resources to Romania to help the orphan children left behind after the ``good babies'' had been adopted.
Using these plans, insiders can gradually diversify their investment portfolios and spread stock trades over a period of time regardless of any material, non-public information they may receive after adopting their plans.
After reportedly confiding in friends her fear of adopting a child from ``an atheist country,'' she and her husband journeyed to Russia and adopted David Jr.
Rule 10b5-1 permits the implementation of a written plan for selling company stock at times when insiders are not in possession of material, non-public information and allows insiders adopting such plans to sell shares on a regular basis, regardless of any subsequent material, non-public information they receive or the price of the stock at the time of the sale.
He hoped prospective owners would consider adopting an older animal, although many come to shelters with their heart set on getting a newborn.
Certain directors and members of Veeco's management team, including its Chief Executive Officer, its President, and its Chief Financial Officer have adopted, or expressed interest in adopting, 10b5-1 trading plans to sell a portion of their company stock over time as part of their individual long-term strategy for asset diversification and liquidity.