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English definition of “adopt”

adopt

verb [T] (CHOOSE)    /əˈdɒpt/ US  /-ˈdɑːpt/
to choose someone or something or take something as your own: Dr Kennedy has been adopted as the party's candidate for South Cambridge.Taking and choosing to start behaving in a particular way, especially by choice: Roz has adopted one or two funny mannerisms since she's been away.Taking and choosing
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