Part of speech: verb

To accept as one's own.

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Usage examples "adopt":

  1. In consequence, I have been obliged to adopt a new name. - "An Old Sailor's Yarns", Nathaniel Ames.
  2. To help me to adopt the proper course. - "A Mysterious Disappearance", Gordon Holmes.
  3. Oh, don't adopt that tone! - "Essays of Schopenhauer", Arthur Schopenhauer.