Adjective "Adopted" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Adopted


    Definition:

    1. to choose or take as one's own; make one's own by selection or assent: to adopt a nickname.

    2. to take and rear (the child of other parents) as one's own child, specifically by a formal legal act.

    3. to take or receive into any kind of new relationship: to adopt a person as a protégé.

    4. to select as a basic or required textbook or series of textbooks in a course.

    5. to vote to accept: The House adopted the report.

    6. to accept or act in accordance with

    Origin:
    adopt

    Examples:

    "sixtieses can be adopted by boos."

    "signposts can be adopted for years."

    "principles can be adopted by people."

    "policies can be adopted in places."

    "people can be adopted by places."

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