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adopt
used in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers)

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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
  • 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).

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