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adopt
used in The Lords of Discipline

6 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
  • Ah, Annie Kate, I will marry you and adopt your child because I'm so good.
    Chapter 4.42 (24% in)
  • The school has adopted many of the odd, quirky mannerisms of Charleston itself, an osmotic, subterranean effect, and each has shaped the other, magnified the other's flaws, reinforced the other's strengths.
    Prologue (36% in)
  • Are you going to put it up for adoption?
    Chapter 3.29 (21% in)
  • If you decide to give it up for adoption, I still love you and still want to marry you.
    Chapter 4.32 (39% in)
  • You not only don't have to worry about marrying the mother, son, you don't even have to worry about the guilt of putting the child up for adoption.
    Chapter 4.32 (95% in)
  • Here's to the success of my son in his career and to the success of my adopted son in his career," Abigail said, her eyes moving from Tradd to me.
    Chapter 4.48 (32% in)

There are no more uses of "adopt" in The Lords of Discipline.

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