Adopt

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Definition

to adopt: to raise another person's child within one's own family; to choose, to embrace, to accept
verb
We've decided to adopt a child. We're going to raise him as if he were our own.
We urge you to adopt this bill. Please accept it, it's very important.

Examples

  • "Should I adopt Lucy from Las Vegas?"
  • "It looks like I'll be adopting a little girl."
  • "Consequently, I suggest that Jean adopt a native English accent, to make himself easier to understand."
  • "Brian : I think you should adopt her Donna."
  • "I just received a call from a little girl who is obviously very cute, and she's asked me to adopt her."
  • "We adopted an African child together."
  • "Go on Donna, adopt this mysterious child."
  • "To help you achieve your goals, I need you to adopt some new habits."
  • "Donna : I don't know about that Jean, but the question is: should I adopt a little girl from Las Vegas?"
  • "Should I adopt little Lucy?"

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