What is adopt?

  • (verb): Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.
    Synonyms: assume, acquire, take on, take
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on adopt:

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 pets to which you can choose to adopt ...
Adopt-A-Minefield
... 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 ... 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
... Latvian law allows any person over 25 to adopt ... However persons who are not married to each other may not adopt the same child ... means that only one person of an unmarried couple can adopt a child ...
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 ... ruled that same-sex couples have the right to adopt a child ...
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 of renovations and putting on shows ...

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): Take into one's family.
    Synonyms: take in
  • (verb): Put into dramatic form.
    Example: "Adopt a book for a screenplay"
    Synonyms: dramatize, dramatise
  • (verb): Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans.
    Synonyms: follow, espouse

Famous quotes containing the word adopt:

    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)

    The best philosophical attitude to adopt towards the world is a union of the sarcasm of gaiety with the indulgence of contempt.
    —Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741–1794)

    The studio has become the crucible where human genius at the apogee of its development brings back to question not only that which is, but creates anew a fantastic and conventional nature which our weak minds, impotent to harmonize it with existing things, adopt by preference, because the miserable work is our own.
    Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863)