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To legally care for another's child
“There are dozens of couples who are desperate to adopt a child.”
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To choose to take up, follow, or use
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“Most consulting engineers chose to adopt this method as it satisfied the needs of the brief.”
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To select and take or approve
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“The local party was due yesterday to make a decision on whether to adopt Smith as a candidate.”
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To adopt a feigned quality, manner or identity
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To enact or establish legally or legislatively
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To make use of
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To take for one's own benefit, typically without permission
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To admit or welcome into a place or a group
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Select and give a responsibility
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To assimilate into a body, structure or system
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Begin or start again
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To accept or receive, typically something awarded
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Find or give a new home
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To act in accordance to the terms of
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To inaugurate into an office or an organization, especially cermonially
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Adopt, conform
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To acquire something, usually over a period of time
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(of a place or position) To occupy
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Occupy oneself with
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To reach a decision or recommendation
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To convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another
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Redistribute, station troops or weapons
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Confess to be true or to be the case
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Devote effort to something
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To have the use or benefit of something
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