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adopt
used in Henry IV, Part 1

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Definition
to take on as one's own
The exact meaning of adopt depends upon its context. For example:
  • "adopt a child" — to legally take on parental responsibilities for another person's child
  • "adopt a plan" — to accept or begin to use something
  • "adopt a pet" — to take in a pet — especially one from an animal shelter
  • "Congress adopted the resolution." — had a formal vote and passed
  • "adopted a confident attitude" — took on or displayed
  • My nephew's trespass may be well forgot: It hath th' excuse of youth and heat of blood, And an adopted name of privilege,— A hare-brain'd Hotspur, govern'd by a spleen: All his offences live upon my head And on his father's: we did train him on; And, his corruption being ta'en from us, We, as the spring of all, shall pay for all.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — The Rebel Camp (18% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in Henry IV, Part 1.

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