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Synonyms for adopt

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Synonyms for adopt

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

to accept officially

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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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Side by side, the faces and stories create a collective family history for Korean adoptees. Morey, who was abandoned with no note or information on his birth parents, says the project helped him overcome the feeling of "coming from nothing."
She also insisted that she is financially capable of supporting the adoptees. The Supreme Court however denied Alma's appeal.
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Ireland has thousands of now-adult adoptees who were taken at birth from their mothers, who had been forced to live and work in laundries and other programs for "fallen women."
Nina Williams-Mbengue on the ability of adoptees to obtain original birth certificates without a court order, in the St.
( 325 Kamra  was brainchild of a group of adoptees in 2015.
SYS Korean adoptees are the direct result of the U.S.
Newcastle City Council mistakenly sent a spreadsheet containing private information about 2,743 current and former adoptees, parents and social workers to 77 individuals.
The adoptees did not get much better with these new closed adoption laws.
Redmond, WA, June 22, 2016 --( Adoptees have the right to know their origins and their heritage.
"Say 'kimchi,'" a picture taker called out to the group of Korean War adoptees lined up for a photo Friday afternoon.
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