Dictionary Results for adoption

1. adoption - noun

· the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"

Synonym(s): acceptance, acceptation, espousal

Hypernym(s): blessing, approval, approving

2. adoption - noun

· a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)

Hypernym(s): proceeding, legal_proceeding, proceedings

3. adoption - noun

· the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

Synonym(s): borrowing

Hypernym(s): appropriation

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