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adoptar [a.dup.târ.] : adopt (v.)
[ Etymology: Spanish: adoptar: adopt ]

Derivatives of adoptar

v. (possession)1. adopt, espouse, followchoose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans.; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
~ choose, pick out, select, takepick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives.; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
~ abide by, comply, followact in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes.; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"
~ adhere, stickbe a devoted follower or supporter.; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
v. (possession)2. adopt, borrow, take over, take uptake up and practice as one's own.
~ accept, take, havereceive willingly something given or offered.; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
v. (social)3. adopt, assume, take on, take overtake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities.; "When will the new President assume office?"
~ resumeassume anew.; "resume a title"; "resume an office"; "resume one's duties"
~ take officeassume an office, duty, or title.; "When will the new President take office?"
v. (change)4. acquire, adopt, assume, take, take ontake on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
~ changeundergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
~ re-assumetake on again, as after a time lapse.; "He re-assumed his old behavior"
v. (change)5. adopt, take intake into one's family.; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
~ taketake into one's possession.; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
v. (creation)6. adopt, dramatise, dramatizeput into dramatic form.; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
~ authorship, penning, writing, compositionthe act of creating written works.; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
~ indite, pen, write, composeproduce a literary work.; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
v. (cognition)7. adopt, embrace, espouse, sweep uptake up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own.; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
~ fasten on, hook on, seize on, latch on, take upadopt.; "take up new ideas"
~ acceptconsider or hold as true.; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"