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English definition of “adopt”

adopt

verb [T] (START USING)    /əˈdɒpt/ US  /-ˈdɑːpt/
B2 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.Using and misusing
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