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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “adopt”

adopt

verb [I or T] (TAKE CHILD)
领养孩子
 
 
/əˈdɒpt/ US  /-ˈdɑːpt/
to take another person's child into your own family and legally look after 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 look after).
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。
→ Compare foster verbParenting and caring for children
(Definition of adopt verb (TAKE CHILD) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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