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adopt
used in The Hidden Oracle

4 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
  • I got the feeling she had accepted my fealty and adopted us into her brood.
    p. 266.8
  • She reminded me of the strays my sister was always adopting: dogs, panthers, homeless maidens, small dragons.
    p. 15.6
  • Whoa, you are not adopting thah—
    p. 68.2
  • I could see why the other campers might adopt the boy as their unofficial mascot.
    p. 122.5

There are no more uses of "adopt" in The Hidden Oracle.

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