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Verb
Utilizing or employing a tangible object
Verb
Present participle for to legally care for another's child
“There are dozens of couples who are desperate to adopt a child.”
Verb
Present participle for to choose to take up, follow, or use
“Most consulting engineers chose to adopt this method as it satisfied the needs of the brief.”
Verb
Present participle for to choose or select from a set of options
“The local party was due yesterday to make a decision on whether to adopt Smith as a candidate.”
Verb
Present participle for to endorse or approve of a decision or choice
“Australia is the first OECD donor country to adopt this new methodology.”
Noun
Legal taking of another's child
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