- legally take (another's child) and bring it up as one's own；choose to take up, follow, or use
verb: adopt, 3rd person present: adopts, gerund or present participle: adopting, past tense: adopted, past participle: adopted
- 1. legally take (another's child) and bring it up as one's own there are many people eager to adopt a baby
- 2. choose to take up, follow, or use this approach has been adopted by many big banks we wouldn't be surprised to see more small businesses adopt this technology 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ choose and move to (a country or city) as one's permanent place of residence.
- 3. take on or assume (an attitude or position) he adopted a patronizing tone
- ▪ British choose (someone) as a candidate for office she was recently adopted as Labour candidate for the constituency 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ formally approve or accept (a report or suggestion) the committee voted 5–1 to adopt the proposal 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. British (of a local authority) accept responsibility for the maintenance of (a road).
- legally take (another's child) and bring it up as one's own: there are many people eager to adopt a baby
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