Textual thesaurus for "adopt"

(verb) take in

take into one's family

They adopted two children from Nicaragua

(verb) acquire, assume, take, take on

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

(verb) sweep up, embrace, espouse

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

She embraced Catholicism; They adopted the Jewish faith

(verb) dramatise, dramatize

put into dramatic form

adopt a book for a screenplay

(verb) take over, take up, borrow

take up and practice as one's own

(verb) espouse, follow

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

She followed the feminist movement; The candidate espouses Republican ideals

(verb) assume, take on, take over

take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

When will the new President assume office?