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adopt

 
Verb adopt has 7 senses
  1. adopt, follow, espouse - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
    --1 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Derived form: noun adoption1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. adopt, borrow, take over, take up - take up and practice as one's own
    --2 is one way to accept, take, have
    Derived form: noun adoption3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  3. assume, adopt, take on, take over - take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
    --3 is one way to take office
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take - take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
    --4 is one way to change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. adopt, take in - take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
    --5 is one way to take
    Derived forms: noun adoptee1, noun adoption2, noun adopter1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  6. dramatize, dramatise, adopt - put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
    --6 is one way to write, compose, pen, indite
    Sample sentence:
    Did he adopt his major works over a short period of time?
  7. espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up - take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
    --7 is one way to accept
    Derived form: noun adoption3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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