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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

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

There are techniques of Buddhism, such as meditation, that anyone can adopt.
Dalai Lama

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

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy

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