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There are 7 meanings of the word Adopt.

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Adopt - as a verb

Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

Example: "She followed the feminist movement"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
choose11pick outselect8take8
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Take up and practice as one's own

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
borrow11take over

Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

Example: "When will the new president assume office?"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
assume8take ontake over
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
take office
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Example: "His voice took on a sad tone"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
acquire18assume8take8take on
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Take into one's family

Example: "They adopted two children from nicaragua"

Put into dramatic form

Example: "Adopt a book for a screenplay"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

Example: "She embraced catholicism"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
embrace13espouse9sweep up
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Example Sentences

"They decided to adopt a child from a local orphanage."
"The company plans to adopt a new marketing strategy next year."
"We should adopt a more sustainable approach to farming."
"The government aims to adopt stricter regulations on pollution."
"Many celebrities choose to adopt pets from animal shelters."
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Word Game Points

Is ADOPT a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, adopt is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

ADOPT has a SCRABBLE points total of 8.

Is ADOPT a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, adopt is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
ADOPT has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 9.

Is ADOPT a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, adopt is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
ADOPT has a WORDFEUD points total of 9.

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