Synonyms for adopted

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

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Définition of adopted

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 :
  • "I am Eudora, the adopted daughter of Phidias," rejoined the maiden.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • "Some slaves have been publicly registered as adopted children," said Eudora.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • During that ten days, and later, he adopted a systematic plan of work.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • With a firm and unanimous voice the resolution to follow him was adopted.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • I adopted the name "Thompson," from my new master, which I have since retained.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • To Pope's corrections, which Garth adopted, Mason had added a comment.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • He adopted the gentle, almost tender tone that made most women his slaves.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • When he adopted it, I knew he was lying, because I was lying myself.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • We have adopted this system in all respects but one, and that the vital one.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Such a proceeding was not unlikely; it was not, however, the one she adopted.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox

Antonyms for adopted

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