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adopt
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

4 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
  • And I do not ask, for I have already been told that you are the kinsman and adopted heir of our friend Bilbo the renowned.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Many Meetings (51% in)
  • All Hobbits had originally lived in holes in the ground, or so they believed, and in such dwellings they still felt most at home; but in the course of time they had been obliged to adopt other forms of abode.
    Prologue (35% in)
  • When Bilbo was ninety-nine, he adopted Frodo as his heir, and brought him to live at Bag End; and the hopes of the Sackville-Bagginses were finally dashed.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — A Long-expected Party (3% in)
  • Otho would have been Bilbo's heir, but for the adoption of Frodo.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — A Long-expected Party (89% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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