Definition of adopt
- choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement", "The candidate espouses Republican ideals". Synonyms: espouse, follow.
- take up and practice as one's own. Synonyms: borrow, take over, take up.
- take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?". Synonyms: assume, take on, take over.
- take 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". Synonyms: acquire, assume, take, take on.
- take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua". Synonyms: take in.
- put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay". Synonyms: dramatise, dramatize.
- take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism", "They adopted the Jewish faith". Synonyms: embrace, espouse, sweep up.
adhere, resume, stick.
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Rhymes with adopt
chopped, cropped, opt, stopped, topped.
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Scrabble and Words With Friends points
- adopt is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 8 points
- adopt is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 8 points
- adopt is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 9 points