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adopt

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adoptˈdɑːpt/verb
adoptsadoptedadopting
adopt
ˈdɑːpt/
verb
adoptsadoptedadopting
Learner's definition of ADOPT  
: to take a child of other parents legally as your own child
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] 
: to begin to use or have (a different manner, method, etc.)
   b : to begin to use (a name that is not your real or original name)
   c : to live in (a country that is not your original country) and regard it as your home
[+ object] : to accept or approve (something, such as a proposal) in a formal or official way
[+ object]chiefly British : to select (someone) officially as a candidate

— adopted

adjective
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