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