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adopt
used in This Side of Paradise

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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
  • Our specialty is stories about little girls who break their spines and get adopted by grouchy old men because they smile so much.
    2.2 — Experiments in Convalescence (88% in)
  • The slickers of that year had adopted tortoise-shell spectacles as badges of their slickerhood, and this made them so easy to recognize that Amory and Rahill never missed one.
    1.1 — Amory, Son of Beatrice (96% in)
  • People like us can't adopt whole theories, as you did.
    1.3 — The Egotist Considers (44% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in This Side of Paradise.

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