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English definition of “adopted”

adopted

adjective uk   /əˈdɒp.tɪd/ us    /-ˈdɑːp-/

adopted adjective (CHILD)

B2 an adopted child has been legally taken by another family to be taken care of as their own child: They've got two adopted children and one of their own.

adopted adjective (COUNTRY)

[before noun] An adopted country is one where someone chooses to live although they were not born there: Spain is my adopted country.
(Definition of adopted from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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