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  Words related to adopt

Related / Similar Words: take in, assume, acquire, take on, take, espouse, embrace, sweep up, dramatize, dramatise, borrow, take over, take up, follow

 

Definition:
  • take into one''s family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua";
  • 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";
  • take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one''s own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith";
  • put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay";
  • take up and practice as one''s own;
  • choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals";
  • take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?";

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    Hyponyms: re-assume, take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on, adhere, stick, resume

     

    Grouped Verbs: comply, follow, abide by

     

    Derivational Morphology: adoptee, adoption, adoptive parent, adopter, borrowing, embrace, bosom, dramatist, playwright, dramatization, dramatisation, play, drama, dramatic play, acceptance, acceptation, espousal, following, followers, assumption, laying claim

     

     
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