adopt

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  • It has also been adopted in part by some cities as a building code.
  • They have also adopted new materials and methods for their art.
  • Throughout the century, the Party adopted a number of different names.
  • The English capital of London was adopted as the capital of the Union.
  • Since then, they have also been adopted by other curriculum fields such as reading.
  • Steel structure is more commonly adopted in high-rise building.
  • The name was eventually adopted by the city's Board of Trade several years later.
  • Their brother Charles was adopted by their famous aunt and brought up as their cousin.
  • During this time she began writing her own songs, adopting a folk style.
  • Over time, these were largely adopted in the other languages that use the script.
  • This use of the word was never adopted.
  • This has allowed it to be adopted by many different operating systems on many different platforms.
  • This use was also adopted in English and has since become dominant.
  • The new fashion, however, was not adopted all at once.
  • We expect more states to adopt the bill and come up with their own version.
  • The program was widely adopted, providing standard terms for organization.
  • Many freed slaves either created family names themselves or adopted the name of their former master.
  • This was quickly adopted and is now widely accepted.
  • The members of each political group meet before major meetings to adopt common positions.
  • Court rules are adopted by a majority in the Court.
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Meaning of adopt

  • verb Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    She followed the feminist movement, The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb Take up and practice as one's own
  • verb Take into one's family
    They adopted two children from Nicaragua