Definition of Adopted in English :

Define Adopted in English

Adopted meaning in English

Meaning of Adopted in English

Pronunciation of Adopted in English

Adopted pronunciation in English

Pronounce Adopted in English


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1. adopted, adoptive

acquired as your own by free choice

Example Sentences:
'my adopted state'
'an adoptive country'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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having been adopted
an adopted child
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tr.v. a·dopt·ed, a·dopt·ing, a·dopts
1. To take on the legal responsibilities as parent of (a child that is not one's biological child).
2. To become the owner or caretaker of (a pet, especially one from a shelter).
a. To take and follow (a course of action, for example) by choice or assent: adopt a new technique.
b. To take up and make one's own: adopt a new idea.
4. To move to or resettle in (a place).
5. To take on or assume: adopted an air of importance.
6. To vote to accept: adopt a resolution.
7. To choose as standard or required in a course: adopt a new line of English textbooks.

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