Synonyms for adopt

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-dopt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdɒpt

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Définition of adopt

Origin :
  • c.1500, a back-formation from adoption or else from Middle French adopter or directly from Latin adoptare "take by choice, choose for oneself, select, choose" (especially a child). Originally in English also of friends, fathers, citizens, etc. Sense of "to legally take as one's own child" and that of "to embrace, espouse" a practice, method, etc. are from c.1600. Related: Adopted; adopting.
  • verb choose or take something as one's own
  • verb legally care for another's child
Example sentences :
  • He would not adopt a nameless orphan, found with a poor goatherd of Phelle.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • I can hardly think that Parliament will adopt a different view.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • She's rather too old, and I'm rather too young to adopt her; but I daresay she would marry me.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Because he had come to live there was no reason why it should adopt him.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She seemed to take charge, to adopt me with the house, to accept and audit and vouch for us.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • They often talked together of their mutual wish to adopt her.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • She is as bad as she can well be, therefore I implore you to take her home with you and adopt her.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 15, July 9, 1870 » by Various
  • The Northern States were slow to adopt the Democratic creed.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • On the contrary, he was able to play the innocent and to adopt an amiable rle.
  • Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
  • There was nothing to do but adopt little Eloise Pointelle for my own.
  • Extract from : « The Inn at the Red Oak » by Latta Griswold

Antonyms for adopt

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