adopt  

  • Pronunciation of adopt: AH0 D AA1 P T (ə'dɑpt)

  • Number of syllables of adopt: 2

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  • Definition of adopt

    • (v): take into one''s family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"  
    • (v): take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"  
    • (v): take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one''s own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"  
    • (v): put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"  
    • (v): take up and practice as one''s own  
    • (v): choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"  
    • (v): take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"  
  • Examples of adopt

    • Sweden was the first country to adopt absolute primogeniture.  
    • The monsters are delighted and decide to adopt the hateful child.  
    • In 2005, Georgia was the first state to adopt the platform statewide.  
    • The Governing Body of the time decided to adopt the name.  
    • Who was the last emperor to adopt the consular dignity  
    • Employers did not adopt the eight hour workday until the 1920s.  
    • He was one of the first Soviet composers to adopt minimalism.  
    • The Oberlin College was the first U.S. college to adopt coeducation.  
    • Gramps spends much time fending off her efforts to adopt the boy.  
    • The rubber article is intended to adopt the shape of the mold.  

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