The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers)
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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
- The text followed has been that of La Roche (Leipzig, 1873), except where the adoption of a different reading has been specified in a footnote.
Prefatory Note (27% in)
- On a few doubtful points, though very rarely, the opinion of two of the translators has had to be adopted to the suppression of that held by the third.
Prefatory Note (19% in)
There are no more uses of "adopt" in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers).