Translation of "adopt" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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adoptverb

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

收养;领养
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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  • It was a most fruitful discussion, with both sides agreeing to adopt a common policy.
  • Since our research so far has not produced any answers to this problem, we need to adopt a different approach to it.
  • We will have to adopt a more scientific approach in the future.
  • Several governments have adopted tough new anti-terrorist legislation in the wake of the attacks.
  • The budget proposal was adopted at the president's behest.

adopt verb (START USING)

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

接受;采用;采纳
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

选定;选用;采用
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。

More examples

  • She tends to adopt a falsely cheerful tone when she's upset about something.
  • to adopt a subservient role/position
  • There is no English equivalent for 'bon appetit' so we have adopted the French expression.
  • They have adopted local customs and tried to blend in with the community.
  • The prime minister has adopted an inflexible position on immigration.

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