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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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The executive and legislative bodies of each State will be so many sentinels over the persons employed in every department of the national administration; and as it will be in their power to adopt and pursue a regular and effectual system of intelligence, they can never be at a loss to know the behavior of those who represent their constituents in the national councils, and can readily communicate the same knowledge to the people.
To adopt a child, because children of your own had been denied you, was to try and choose your lot in spite of Providence: the adopted child, she was convinced, would never turn out well, and would be a curse to those who had wilfully and rebelliously sought what it was clear that, for some high reason, they were better without.
Godfrey had from the first specified Eppie, then about twelve years old, as a child suitable for them to adopt.
In Godfrey's case there were further reasons why his thoughts should be continually solicited by this one point in his lot: his conscience, never thoroughly easy about Eppie, now gave his childless home the aspect of a retribution; and as the time passed on, under Nancy's refusal to adopt her, any retrieval of his error became more and more difficult.
I think, then, that we ought to adopt a material excellent in its way and of low price, such as cast iron.
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.
I know how I can manage beautifully; I'll adopt her
because I want to adopt you as Arabella was in the story.
Your other warriors would find it to the advantage of themselves as well as of the community to adopt my methods in this respect.
President," he said, in a clear voice, "but I see you are going to adopt a course of questions through which I cannot follow you.
The criteria for dog adoption scheme are: First, the one who adopts must be a dog lover and likes dog,