Adopt Meaning

There are 7 meaning(s) for word Adopt

Adopt Meaning 1 : put into dramatic form

    Example : adopt a book for a screenplay

    Synonyms : dramatise,  dramatize
Adopt Meaning 2 : take into one's family

    Example : They adopted two children from Nicaragua

    Synonyms : take in
Adopt Meaning 3 : choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

    Synonyms : espouse,  follow
Adopt Meaning 4 : take up and practice as one's own

    Synonyms : borrow,  take over,  take up
Adopt Meaning 5 : take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

    Example : he adopted an air of superiority

    Synonyms : acquire,  assume,  take,  take on
Adopt Meaning 6 : take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

    Synonyms : assume,  take on,  take over
Adopt Meaning 7 : take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

    Example : They adopted the Jewish faith

    Synonyms : embrace,  espouse,  sweep up