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used in Listening for Lions

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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
  • I believe Mr. Grumbloch has told you that I mean to adopt you.
    Book 3 — Rachel Pritchard (2% in)
  • They were adoption papers with my new name, Rachel Pritchard.
    Book 2 — Valerie Pritchard (**% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in Listening for Lions.

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