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adopt
used in Dracula

2 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
  • No trace has ever been found of the great dog, at which there is much mourning, for, with public opinion in its present state, he would, I believe, be adopted by the town.
    Chapter 7 (85% in)
  • "Aha!" he said, "your simile of the tiger good, for me, and I shall adopt him.
    Chapter 24 (42% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in Dracula.

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