Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “adopt” en inglés

adopt

verb uk   /əˈdɒpt/ us    /-ˈdɑːpt/

adopt verb (TAKE CHILD)

B2 [T or I] to take another person's child into your own family and legally take care of him or her as your own child: They've adopted a baby girl. She had the child adopted (= she gave her baby to someone else to take care of). They have no children of their own, but they're hoping to adopt.
Compare

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. The new tax would force companies to adopt energy-saving measures. He's adopted a remarkably light-hearted attitude towards the situation.

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. [T] to start behaving in a particular way, especially by choice: Roz has adopted one or two funny mannerisms since she's been away.
(Definition of adopt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de adopt
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Más definiciones de “adopt” en inglés

Definiciones de “adopt” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

give the green light to sth

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

Palabra del día

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Aprende más 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Aprende más