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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


Related Words

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

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Then one of them, sticking out his chest and strutting about the room like a pouter-pigeon, suggests quite seriously that that is the style he should adopt.
because I want to adopt you as Arabella was in the story.
I think, then, that we ought to adopt a material excellent in its way and of low price, such as cast iron.
Finding us distinguished, as a nation, by our love of athletic exercises, the little man, in the innocence of his heart, devoted himself impromptu to all our English sports and pastimes whenever he had the opportunity of joining them; firmly persuaded that he could adopt our national amusements of the field by an effort of will precisely as he had adopted our national gaiters and our national white hat.
Similarly, a Christian who has grown up all her life hearing passages that talk about our adoption into God's family might well find that she understands those passages in a much more profound way once she adopts a child of her own.
If the Legislature adopts the governor's revised budget proposed in May, the Glendale school district will suffer more than $5 million in funding reductions for 2003-04.
In addition, the 1982 act adopts an opt-in regime for "personal information," which includes both financial and health information.
441-1T, an individual adopts a tax year when he is first required to file a return and he may adopt any tax year, provided it matches his annual accounting period and meets the requirement that books of account be maintained for that accounting period.
In addition, NAND adopts a non-standard interface and needs software management, which increases the cost of the system.
Every parent or couple who adopts a child from foster care and earns less than $150,000 a year qualifies to claim the full $10,000 tax credit.
If the Board adopts a rights plan in the future without prior stockholder approval, the Board will be required under the new policy to obtain stockholder ratification of the rights plan within 12 months of the date of its adoption, failing which the rights plan will terminate.
The student who adopts him or her pledges to praise the student's willpower, to offer reassurance and to be there when needed.
The adoptive family adopts the embryo(s) and gives birth to the child(ren).