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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Acquired as your own by free choice. Or, having been taken into a specific relationship.

Usage examples (33)
  • Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
  • An adopted child
  • My adopted state
  • Verb (used with object) : to adopt a nickname. ,to adopt a person as a protégé. ,The House adopted the report for more
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