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adopt
used in Main Street

5 uses
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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
  • But Oscarina adopted Carol as a daughter, and with her as faithful to the kitchen as Bea had been, there was nothing changed in Carol's life.
    Chapter 19 (12% in)
  • Will some one make a motion to adopt the suggestion of Vida Sherwin—to take up Furnishings and China?
    Chapter 11 (99% in)
  • It was adopted, unanimously.
    Chapter 11 (99% in)
  • They can't even SEE my interests, to say nothing of adopting them.
    Chapter 14 (53% in)
  • But she was casually adopted by this family of friendly women who, when they were not being mobbed or arrested, took dancing lessons or went picnicking up the Chesapeake Canal or talked about the politics of the American Federation of Labor.
    Chapter 37 (48% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in Main Street.

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