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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 verb Parenting and caring for children
(Definition of adopt verb (TAKE CHILD) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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