Adopt(v. t.) To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.
Adopt(v. t.) To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.
Adoptable(a.) Capable of being adopted.
Adopted(a.) Taken by adoption; taken up as one's own; as, an adopted son, citizen, country, word.
Adopted(imp. & p. p.) of Adopt
Adopter(n.) One who adopts.
Adopter(n.) A receiver, with two necks, opposite to each other, one of which admits the neck of a retort, and the other is joined to another receiver. It is used in distillations, to give more space to elastic vapors, to increase the length of the neck of a retort, or to unite two vessels whose openings have different diameters.
Adopting(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Adopt
Adoption(n.) The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.
Adoption(n.) Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.
Adoption(n.) The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.
Adoptive(a.) Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted to adopt; as, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive language.
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