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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. adopt: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. adopt: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. adopt: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. adopt: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. adopt: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. adopt: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Adopt, adopt: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. adopt: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. adopt: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. adopt: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. adopt: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. adopt: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. adopt: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. adopt: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. adopt: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Adopt: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Adopt: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. adopt: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. adopt: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. adopt: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. adopt: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. adopt: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. adopt: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. adopt: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. adopt: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. adopt: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  27. adopt: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. Adopt: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. adopt: Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  3. adopt: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  5. adopt: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  6. adopt: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. adopt: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ADOPT: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. adopt: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]
  2. ADOPT: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  3. adopt: Idioms [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (adopt)

verb:  take up and practice as one's own
verb:  choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
verb:  take into one's family ("They adopted two children from Nicaragua")
verb:  take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
verb:  take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect ("He adopted an air of superiority")
verb:  take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own ("They adopted the Jewish faith")
verb:  put into dramatic form ("Adopt a book for a screenplay")

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Phrases that include adopt:   adopt a highway, adopt a minefield, adopt a book, adopt a cat, adopt a fry, more...

Words similar to adopt:   assume, espouse, acquire, adoptability, adoptable, adopted, adopter, adopting, borrow, dramatise, dramatize, follow, take, embrace, take in, take on, take over, take up, more...

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