Adjective "Adopting" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Adopting


    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:

    "measures can be adopting."

    "stances can be adopting."

    "ideas can be adopting."

    "policies can be adopting."

    "methods can be adopting."

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