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Definition of Adopt

Adopt

  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.
  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.

Adopt Quotations

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anais Nin

I would not be a good mother. I mean, I love being an aunt to my niece and nephew. And I used to want to, like, adopt 10 kids - because I had friends who were adopted, and I thought that was the coolest thing, to be chosen. But again, my job is too selfish.
Kelly Clarkson

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Bertrand Russell

Renewable energy also creates more jobs than other sources of energy - most of these will be created in the struggling manufacturing sector, which will pioneer the new energy future by investment that allows manufacturers to retool and adopt new technologies and methods.
Jay Inslee
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Adopt Translations

adopt in Dutch is zich eigen maken, adopteren
adopt in French is adoptent, adopter, adoptez, adoptons
adopt in Italian is mi incarico, adottare, mi incarico
adopt in Latin is adopto
adopt in Portuguese is adoptar, adote
adopt in Spanish is adoptar, ahijar, emprender
adopt in Swedish is adoptera, anta
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