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adopt

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  • verbchoose or take something as one's own
  • verblegally care for another's child
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Synonyms for adopt

verb choose or take something as one's own
  • accept
  • approve
  • embrace
  • endorse
  • follow
  • maintain
  • ratify
  • select
  • support
  • take up
  • use
  • adapt
  • affiliate
  • affirm
  • appropriate
  • assent
  • assume
  • borrow
  • espouse
  • imitate
  • mimic
  • opt
  • seize
  • tap
  • utilize
  • go down the line
  • go in for
  • take on
  • take over

Antonyms for adopt

  • deny
  • disagree
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • discard
  • let go
  • neglect
  • oppose
  • refuse
  • reject
  • release
  • renounce
  • shun
  • give
  • return
  • disown
  • leave alone
  • repudiate
  • repulse
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to adopt

accept

verb. receive by agreeing, consenting

accepting

verb. receive by agreeing, consenting

admit

verb. confess, acknowledge

admits

verb. confess, acknowledge

admitted

verb. confess, acknowledge

admitting

verb. confess, acknowledge
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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