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Synonyms for adopt

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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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He had suffered a near-fatal heart attack the year before, and she had had several miscarriages before adopting the child from a teenage mother in Texas.
Adopting this public comment would increase the size of the identifier to ten digits, including one mathematically calculated digit to assure the accuracy of the other digits.
For all intents and purposes, the adopted child becomes a legitimate child of the adopting parents, standing on equal footing with the latter's biological children (if any).
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Only Florida explicitly bars all gay men and lesbians from adopting, while Mississippi and Utah bar same-sex couples from adopting.
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Similarly, the group recommended developing a simple electronic filing system for retailers adopting the certified system approach.
Innovation decisions in organizations differ from individuals' adopting new processes or methods.
Gager shows that parent(s) giving up children often transferred funds to the adopting parents to help defray some of the latters' expenses, though children tended to pass from less to more affluent homes.
At the time the Federal Reserve Board sought public comment on adopting its appraisal regulation, the USPAP was in the process of being revised, and the Board, as well as the other financial institutions regulatory agencies, was uncertain whether the substance of the final version would fully satisfy the purposes and the requirements of Title XI.
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The City updated its electric code by adopting some of the latest standards of the 2002 National Electric Code, making life easier for those in the electrical engineering industry.
It upsets me to no end that homophobia is such a given in the process of adopting children.
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