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English definition of “adopt”

adopt

verb     /əˈdɒpt/
CHILD [I, T] B2 to legally become the parents of someone else's childParenting and caring for children
START USING [T] B2 to accept or start using something new: We've adopted a new approach.Using and misusing
adopted adjective B2 an adopted son adoption     /əˈdɒpʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of adopt verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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