Traducción de "adopt" - Diccionario inglés-chino mandarín

adopt

verb uk /əˈdɒpt/ us /əˈdɑːpt/
TAKE CHILD 领养孩子

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。
→ Compare foster verb
START USING 开始

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。
CHOOSE 选择

[ 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。

[ T ] to start behaving in a particular way, especially by choice:

Roz has adopted one or two funny mannerisms since she's been away. 罗兹自她离开后养成了一两种可笑的怪癖。

(Traducción de "adopt" de Diccionario Cambridge inglés-chino (simplificado) © Cambridge University Press)