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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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It means that adopters recruited by Adoption@Heart and approved by Adoption@Heart are able to be considered for that larger pool.
PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said that prior to the adoption, the potential adopters have 'undergone screening and interview to determine their capacity to adopt,' which is a requirement set in the Standard Operating Procedure of PDEA K9 Unit.
He clarified the adopters underwent extensive screening to determine their capacity to take care of the hero dogs.
Working alongside First4Adoption, regional adoption agency Adoption Counts aims to spread the message of the need for more adopters in the region, as well as showcasing the services it provides before, during and after the adoption process.
Francine Bates, chief executive of the Lullaby Trust charity, said: "Losing a baby or child is a devastating experience for all the family and extending the provisions of the Act to adopters, foster carers, guardians and kinship carers is very important.
Among the early adopters, 88% began using it, and 84% plan to expand their use of it, in the next 12 months.
Councillor Barry Kushner, Cabinet member for children's services in Liverpool, said: "AIM means we are able to provide a better service for children and adopters.
The Spring 2018 Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research shows that first adopters are unique from other audio content consumers, which are rapidly growing on the whole.
The three station adopters - Christine Hartley, Mary Hamilton and Val Ives - are from the Cefn Sidan U3A group in Pembrey and Burry Port.
"Benjamin shows them photos of his own children and tells his story - the positive and negative - and through educating prospective adopters dispels any notion of 'normal.'" ."
The Ministry of Labor and Social Development, in turn, claimed that the girls were given to local adopters, while the foreign adopters were denied adoption.
That total included 214 hospitals that were early adopters of pay for performance (PFP) programs, including the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration (HQID) program and the current Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) program, and 975 hospitals that adopted the programs at a later date.
The aim of the new IoT navigation tool is to help accelerate IoT market growth by assisting adopters to make informed decisions about which platforms are most likely to meet their requirements at any particular time.
Cambridge Trust company (OTCQB: CATC) plans to be an early adopter of the Massachusetts equal pay law, as part of the City of Cambridge's Early Adopters Initiative, the company said.