To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc. (verb)
Examples of word adopt
So that it cannot be denied that we may treat the Rebel States as _enemies_, and adopt all measures against them _which any belligerents engaged in a just war may adopt_.
Are not the United States now _free_ to adopt such measures as an independent nation may _justly adopt_ in defense of its _rights and honor_?
Before long, the two adopt a code word for "all things romantic": dowsing, borrowed from a barely coherent rant by Vanessa's alcoholic mother about her family's gift for finding water underground.
The spirit we ought to adopt is to look for the best, and not for faults and failings.
Much of the book is dull: and Fathom's conversation is (to adopt a cant word) extremely unconvincing.
Why would we adopt a Latin word meaning baby to describe what we already know is a baby in formation?
Failing that, they'll imply that the only reason gays and lesbians want to adopt is so we can recruit more kids into the Radical Homosexual Agenda, which presumably includes hard-core redecorating and secular-humanist brunching.
I can only imagine that it might be heightened if one was to adopt from a country like Guatemala or India where baby stealing is alleged if not proven in a handful of cases.
The plainness that many NOB women adopt is viewed by city women here as somewhat odd.