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adopt

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈdɒpt/
to start to use a new method, system, law, etc.: Many European businesses are now adopting a management style closer to that of the US.adopt an approach/strategy/policy According to the inspector-general's report, the airline industry needs to adopt a more consistent approach.adopt a measure/system/plan Companies involved in public takeovers should adopt more stringent measures to investigate information leaks.adopt a resolution/regulation/solution The Security Council adopted a resolution promising economic aid to the region.
to start to use a new product or service: Large firms lead small firms in terms of adopting e-commerce.
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