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
"measures can be adopting."
"stances can be adopting."
"ideas can be adopting."
"policies can be adopting."
"methods can be adopting."
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