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used in Education of Little Tree

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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
  • He said he done it to show them what he thought of their damn adopting.
    19. The Dog Star (34% in)
  • He said he would not ever get adopted by anybody and would have to stay there until he was might near eighteen.
    19. The Dog Star (25% in)
  • They was looking for somebody to adopt.
    19. The Dog Star (32% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in Education of Little Tree.

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