Adopt

Definition of Adopt

A`dopt´
v. t.1.To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.
[imp. & p. p. Adopted; p. pr. & vb. n. Adopting.]
2.To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.

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