Translation of "adopt" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /əˈdɒpt/ us /əˈdɑːpt/

adopt verb (TAKE CHILD)

B2 [ T or I ] to legally take another person's child into your own family and take care of him or her as your own child

They've adopted a baby girl. 他们领养了一个女婴。
She had the child adopted (= she gave her baby to someone else to take care of). 她把自己的孩子送给别人抚养。
They have no children of their own, but they're hoping to adopt. 他们没有亲生子女,但是他们希望能领养。

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adopt verb (START USING)

B2 [ T ] to accept or start to use something new

I think it's time to adopt a different strategy in my dealings with him. 我觉得在和他的交往中该采用一种不同的策略了。
The new tax would force companies to adopt energy-saving measures. 征收新税将迫使公司采取节能措施。
He's adopted a remarkably light-hearted attitude towards the situation. 面对这种局面,他摆出了一种异乎寻常的轻描淡写的态度。

adopt verb (CHOOSE)

[ T ] to choose someone or something or take something as your own

Dr Kennedy has been adopted as the party's candidate for South Cambridge. 肯尼迪博士被选定为该党南剑桥地区的候选人。

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(Translation of “adopt” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)