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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. And, of course, there are Christian monks and nuns who already use Buddhist methods in order to develop their devotion, compassion, and ability to forgive.
Dalai Lama

I feel as if I go to Africa, I may never come back. I'm just going to live with the animals and adopt an elephant, and it's going to be my friend.
Dianna Agron

By establishing a social policy that keeps physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia illegal but recognizes exceptions, we would adopt the correct moral view: the onus of proving that everything had been tried and that the motivation and rationale were convincing would rest on those who wanted to end a life.
Ezekiel Emanuel

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
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