acquired as your own by free choice; "my adopted state", "an adoptive country". Synonyms:adoptive. Antonyms:native.
choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement", "The candidate espouses Republican ideals". Synonyms:adopt, espouse, follow.
take up and practice as one's own. Synonyms:adopt, borrow, take over, take up.
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?". Synonyms:adopt, 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, adopt, assume, take, take on.
take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua". Synonyms:adopt, take in.
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