the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society", "the proposal found wide acceptance". Synonyms:acceptance, acceptation, espousal.
a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit).
the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent". Synonyms:borrowing.
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