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adopt (v):
take into one's family
Samples
They adopted two children from Nicaragua
adopt (v):
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
Samples
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
adopt (v):
take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
Samples
She embraced Catholicism.
They adopted the Jewish faith

Related Words: embrace
adopt (v):
put into dramatic form
Samples
adopt a book for a screenplay
Related Words: dramatisedramatize
adopt (v):
take up and practice as one's own
adopt (v):
choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
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She followed the feminist movement.
The candidate espouses Republican ideals

Related Words: espousefollow
adopt (v):
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
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When will the new President assume office?
Related Word: assume
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A bad workman always blames his tools

Alet işler el övünür.
It is not the tools we use which make us good, but rather how we employ them.


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