Dictionary Results for adopted


1. adopt - verb

· choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"

Synonym(s): follow, espouse

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out




2. adopt - verb

· take up and practice as one's own

Synonym(s): borrow, take_over, take_up

Hypernym(s): accept, take, have




3. adopt - verb

· take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"

Synonym(s): assume, take_on, take_over

Hypernym(s): take_office




4. adopt - verb

· take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"

Synonym(s): assume, acquire, take_on, take

Hypernym(s): change




5. adopt - verb

· take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"

Synonym(s): take_in

Hypernym(s): take




6. adopt - verb

· put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"

Synonym(s): dramatize, dramatise

Hypernym(s): write, compose, pen, indite




7. adopt - verb

· take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"

Synonym(s): espouse, embrace, sweep_up

Hypernym(s): accept




8. adopted - adjective

· acquired as your own by free choice; "my adopted state"; "an adoptive country"

Synonym(s): adoptive

Antonym(s): native





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