Translation of "adopt" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] (TAKE CHILD) 领养孩子 uk us /əˈdɒpt/ US  /-ˈdɑːpt/

to take another person's child into your own family and legally look after 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 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 verb

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