Complete Definition of "adopt"

English

Etymology
Latin adoptare; ad + optare to choose, desire: cf. F. adopter. See Option.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /ÊËdÉpt/

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.

#:A friend of mine recently adopted a Chinese baby girl found on the streets of Beijing.

  1. transitive To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.

Translations
trans-top|To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen
Arabic: Arab|تبÙÙ|تÙبÙÙÙÙ (tabanna)
Chinese: æ¶é¤, æ¶å» (shÅuyÇng)
Czech: adoptovat
Dutch: adopteren, aannemen
Finnish: t-|fi|adoptoida
German: t+|de|adoptieren
Greek: t+|el|ÏιοθεÏÏ|tryiothetó|scGrek
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Russian: ÑÑÑновлÑÑÑ (usynovl'át') impf, ÑÑÑновиÑÑ (usynovít') pf accept a boy; ÑдоÑеÑÑÑÑ (udoÄer'át') impf, ÑдоÑеÑиÑÑ (udoÄerít') pf accept a girl; пÑинимаÑÑ (prin'átâ) pf ,пÑинÑÑÑ (prin'átâ) pf; пÑизнаваÑÑ (priznavát') impf, пÑизнаÑÑ (priznát') pf
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trans-top|To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally
Arabic: Arab|تبÙÙ|تÙبÙÙÙÙ (tabanna)
Chinese: é é¤, é¢å» (lÇngyÇng)
Dutch: goed keuren
Finnish: omaksua
German: annehmen, übernehmen
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Greek: t+|el|ÏιοθεÏÏ|tryiothetó|scGrek
Japanese: æ¡ç¨ãã (saiyÅ suru)
Russian: пÑинимаÑÑ (prin'átâ) pf ,пÑинÑÑÑ (prin'átâ) pf; пÑизнаваÑÑ (priznavát') impf, пÑизнаÑÑ (priznát') pf
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ttbc|French: adopter
ttbc|Hebrew: ××××¥ (le'ametz)
ttbc|Italian: adottare
ttbc|Japanese: æ¡ç¨ãã (saiyÅ suru)
ttbc|Korean: ì±íí ìíì¬ (chaetaekhan wihayeo)
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ttbc|Latin: adoptare
ttbc|Portuguese: adotar
ttbc|Spanish: adoptar
ttbc|Swedish: adoptera
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Related terms
adoptee
adoption
adoptive
adoptive father
adoptive mother

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