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adopting


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  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. 




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