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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

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

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

School is where children spend most of their time, and it is where we lay the foundation for healthy habits. That's why New Jersey is the first state to adopt a comprehensive school nutrition policy that bans candy, soda, and other junk food.
Richard J. Codey
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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