HyperDic: adoption

English > 3 senses of the word adoption:
NOUNactadoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousalthe act of accepting with approval
actadoptiona legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood
actadoption, borrowingthe appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source / source
adoption > pronunciation
Soundsahdaa'pshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > adoption: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of accepting with approval; favorable reception.
Example"its adoption by society"
Synonymsacceptance, acceptation, espousal
Narrowerembrace, bosomA close affectionate and protective acceptance
Broaderblessing, approval, approvingThe formal act of approving
Spanishaceptación, adopción
Catalanacceptació, adopció
Verbsadoptchoose and follow
English > adoption: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit).
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderproceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
Spanishadopción
Catalanadopció
Verbsadopttake into one's family
English > adoption: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source / source.
Synonymborrowing
NarrowercrossoverThe appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining / combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience
misappropriationwrongful / wrongful borrowing
naturalization, naturalisationchanging the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
BroaderappropriationA deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
Spanishadopción
Catalanadopció, manlleu
Verbsadopttake up the cause, ideology / ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
adopttake up and practice as one's own

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