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1. adopt

verb. ['əˈdɑːpt'] choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans.

Synonyms

  • adhere
  • abide by
  • stick
  • follow
  • select
  • comply
  • espouse
  • take
  • choose

Antonyms

  • lodge
  • fuse
  • ionate
  • calcify

Etymology

  • adopter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Adopt

  • swapped
  • stopped
  • propped
  • plopped
  • flopped
  • dropped
  • cropped
  • co-opt
  • topped
  • shopped
  • popped
  • mopped
  • lopped
  • hopped
  • copped
  • chopped

How do you pronounce adopt?

Pronounce adopt as əˈdɑpt.

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Sentences with adopt


1. Verb, base form
Label each way as a strategy one of the characters of the book would adopt.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you adopt a Yorkie, be sure to talk to the veterinarian about these two potential health issues.

Quotes about adopt


1. Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

2. Entrepreneurs adopt the ways of the adept and adapt to a changing environment. Actually, entrepreneurs are more enterpreneurs, because they are forever entering into new territory.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.
- Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 4: 1944-1947

2. adopt

verb. ['əˈdɑːpt'] take up and practice as one's own.

Synonyms

  • have
  • accept
  • take over
  • take
  • borrow

Antonyms

  • pack
  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle

Etymology

  • adopter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. adopt

verb. ['əˈdɑːpt'] take into one's family.

Synonyms

  • take in

Antonyms

  • detach
  • disagree

Etymology

  • adopter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. adopt

verb. ['əˈdɑːpt'] take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.

Synonyms

  • assume
  • take on
  • change
  • take
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • disobey
  • violate
  • disoblige
  • disrespect

Etymology

  • adopter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. adopt

verb. ['əˈdɑːpt'] take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities.

Synonyms

  • assume
  • take on
  • take over
  • take office

Antonyms

  • iodinate
  • string
  • abstain
  • go

Etymology

  • adopter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. adopt

verb. ['əˈdɑːpt'] put into dramatic form.

Synonyms

  • compose
  • write
  • dramatize
  • dramatise
  • pen

Antonyms

  • precede
  • predate
  • inferior
  • divide

Etymology

  • adopter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. adopt

verb. ['əˈdɑːpt'] take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own.

Synonyms

  • sweep up
  • seize on
  • accept
  • fasten on
  • hook on
  • embrace
  • latch on
  • espouse

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • dislodge
  • travel
  • move

Etymology

  • adopter (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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