• (verb): Take into one's family.
    Synonyms: take in
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on adopt:

The Little Theatre On The Square - Adopt A Seat
... In 2004, after the theater had finished renovations it began a program called "Adopt a Seat" ... As of now, over one hundred patrons have agreed to participate in the Adopt-A-Seat program and the money has helped The Little Theatre with the cost ...
LGBT Parenting - Legal Issues - Adoption
... Several countries allow same-sex couples to adopt children, while most jurisdictions prohibit them from doing so ... where one partner in a same-sex couple can legally adopt the biological children of the partner ... Court of Human Rights ruled that same-sex couples have the right to adopt a child ...
Bratz Girlz Really Rock (video Game) - Gameplay
... The player can again adopt a pet (cat or dog), however in this game players have to find pets to adopt them, once you find your first pet, your pet finds other ...
... Adopt-A-Minefield is a United Kingdom-based charity which raises awareness about landmines and their associated problems, and raises funds to clear minefields and help survivors of landmine ... a "large majority" of her £24.3 million divorce payment to the Adopt-A-Minefield organization" ... Adopt-A-Minefield was established by UNA Trust, a body associated with the United Nations Association UK ...
LGBT Rights In Latvia - Adoption and Family Planning
... See also LGBT parenting Latvian law allows any person over 25 to adopt ... persons who are not married to each other may not adopt the same child ... This means that only one person of an unmarried couple can adopt a child ...

More definitions of "adopt":

  • (verb): Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own.
    Synonyms: espouse, embrace, sweep up
  • (verb): Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans.
    Synonyms: follow, espouse
  • (verb): Put into dramatic form.
    Example: "Adopt a book for a screenplay"
    Synonyms: dramatize, dramatise

Famous quotes containing the word adopt:

    Once more I would adopt the graver style—
    A teacher should be sparing of his smile.
    William Cowper (1731–1800)

    When an opinion has taken root in a democracy and established itself in the minds of the majority, it afterward persists by itself, needing no effort to maintain it since no one attacks it. Those who at first rejected it as false come in the end to adopt it as accepted, and even those who still at the bottom of their hearts oppose it keep their views to themselves, taking great care to avoid a dangerous and futile contest.
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

    It has been proposed that the town should adopt for its coat of arms a field verdant, with the Concord circling nine times round.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)