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adopt
used in The Mark of Athena

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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
  • After Tyson the Cyclops adopted him as a brother, Percy decided that that was about as far as he wanted to extend the family.
    p. 367.0
  • When the Romans took over .... oh, they adopted Athena after a fashion.
    p. 236.5

There are no more uses of "adopt" in The Mark of Athena.

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