HyperDic: adopt

English > 7 senses of the word adopt:
VERBpossessionadopt, follow, espousechoose and follow
possessionadopt, borrow, take over, take uptake up and practice as one's own
socialadopt, assume, take on, take overtake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
changeadopt, assume, acquire, take on, taketake on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
changeadopt, take intake into one's family
creationadopt, dramatize, dramatiseput into dramatic form
cognitionadopt, espouse, embrace, sweep uptake up the cause, ideology / ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
adopt > pronunciation
Soundsahdaa'pt
Rhymeschopped ... topped: 7 rhymes with aapt...
English > adopt: 7 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningchoose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfollow, espouse
Narroweradhere, stickBe a devoted follower or supporter
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Similar tocomply, follow, abide byAct in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
Spanishadoptar, seguir, tomar
Catalanadoptar, prendre
Nounsadoptionthe act of accepting with approval
English > adopt: 7 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningtake up and practice as one's own.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymsborrow, take over, take up
Broaderaccept, take, haveReceive willingly something given or offered
Spanishadoptar, apropiarse
Catalanadoptar, apropiar-se, manllevar
Adjectivesadoptiveacquired as your own by free choice
Nounsadoptionthe appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source / source
English > adopt: 7 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningtake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsassume, take on, take over
Narrowerresumeassume anew
Broadertake officeassume an office, duty, or title
Spanishadoptar, adquirir, asumir, tomar
Catalanadoptar, adquirir, assumir, prendre
English > adopt: 7 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningtake on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "he adopted an air of superiority"
Synonymsassume, acquire, take on, take
Narrowerre-assumetake on again, as after a time lapse
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishadoptar, adquirir, asumir
Catalanadoptar, adquirir, assumir
English > adopt: 7 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningTake into one's family.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example"They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
Synonymtake in
BroadertakeTake into one's possession
Spanishadoptar, ahijar
Catalanadoptar, afillar
Adjectivesadoptablesuitable or eligible for adoption
adoptiveof parents and children
Nounsadopteesomeone (such as a child) who has been adopted
adoptera person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child
adoptiona legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood
English > adopt: 7 senses > verb 6, creation
Meaningput into dramatic form.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he adopt his major works over a short period of time?
Example"adopt a book for a screenplay"
Synonymsdramatize, dramatise
Categorywriting, authorship, composition, penningThe act of creating written works
Broaderwrite, compose, pen, inditeproduce a literary work
Spanishadaptar, dramatizar, escenificar
Catalanadaptar, dramatitzar, escenificar
English > adopt: 7 senses > verb 7, cognition
Meaningtake up the cause, ideology / ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "They adopted the Jewish faith"
Synonymsespouse, embrace, sweep up
Narrowertake up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize onAdopt
BroaderacceptConsider or hold as true
Spanishabrazar, adherirse a, adoptar
Catalanabraçar, adherir-se, adoptar
Nounsadoptionthe appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source / source

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