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adopt
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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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
  • Sometimes I feared I had been very selfish not to give up all claim to her, and let her go to Illinois, to be adopted by Mrs. Sands's sister.
    27 — New Destination For The Children (71% in)
  • This lady, who had no children of her own, was so much pleased with Ellen, that she offered to adopt her, and bring her up as she would a daughter.
    27 — New Destination For The Children (12% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

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