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Definition of ADOPT
Pronunciation : ADOPT

verb : ADOPT

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua" ;

  • 7. (

    ) take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith" ;

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