adopt[ uh-dopt ]SEE DEFINITION OF adopt
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADOPT
He would not adopt a nameless orphan, found with a poor goatherd of Phelle.
I can hardly think that Parliament will adopt a different view.
She's rather too old, and I'm rather too young to adopt her; but I daresay she would marry me.
Because he had come to live there was no reason why it should adopt him.
She seemed to take charge, to adopt me with the house, to accept and audit and vouch for us.
They often talked together of their mutual wish to adopt her.
She is as bad as she can well be, therefore I implore you to take her home with you and adopt her.
The Northern States were slow to adopt the Democratic creed.
On the contrary, he was able to play the innocent and to adopt an amiable rle.
There was nothing to do but adopt little Eloise Pointelle for my own.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR ADOPT
- abide by
- adhere to
- be consistent with
- be devoted to
- be guided by
- be in keeping
- be interested in
- do like
- follow suit
- give allegiance to
- hold fast
- keep abreast of
- keep an eye on
- live up to
- model on
- pattern oneself upon
- string along
- take after
- take as an example