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adopt
used in The Fountainhead

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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
  • I'd like to ask him how he can be so sure that the plan adopted will be his own.
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (55% in)
  • Ellsworth's mother was a thin, restless woman who adopted and discarded five religions in nine years.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (7% in)
  • I sit down and I tell myself: It was you who arranged to have Marie Gonzales' baby adopted into a nice family—now, be happy.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (45% in)
  • Mary who adopts the homeless muskrat and...
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (78% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in The Fountainhead.

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