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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adopted  \A*dopt"ed\,  a. 
  Taken  by  adoption;  taken  up  as  one's  own  as  an  adopted  son, 
  citizen,  country,  word  --  {A*dopt"ed*ly},  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adopt  \A*dopt"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Adopted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Adopting}.]  [L.  adoptare  ad  +  optare  to  choose  desire:  cf 
  F.  adopter.  See  {Option}.] 
  1.  To  take  by  choice  into  relationship,  as  child,  heir, 
  friend,  citizen,  etc.;  esp.  to  take  voluntarily  (a  child 
  of  other  parents)  to  be  in  the  place  of  or  as  one's  own 
  child. 
 
  2.  To  take  or  receive  as  one's  own  what  is  not  so  naturally; 
  to  select  and  take  or  approve;  as  to  adopt  the  view  or 
  policy  of  another;  these  resolutions  were  adopted. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adopted 
  adj  1:  acquired  as  your  own  by  free  choice;  "my  adopted  state";  "an 
  adoptive  country"  [syn:  {adoptive}]  [ant:  {native}] 
  2:  having  been  taken  into  a  specific  relationship;  "an  adopted 
  child" 




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