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Present participle for choose or take something as one's own
“I agree that this was an option and not obligatory, but most consulting engineers chose to adopt this method, as it satisfied the needs for the brief and avoided the need for dimensioning the drawings.”
Present participle for to select and take or approve
“The local Tory party in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross was due yesterday to take a decision on whether to adopt him as a candidate.”
Present participle for legally care for another's child
“There are hundreds of people desperate to adopt a child.”
Legal taking of another's child
Present participle for to utilize or employ a tangible object
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