adopt · verb /əˈdɑpt/Full view
adopt (TAKE CHILD)
B2 I or T to legally become the parents of someone else's child
Dictionary examples:

They've adopted a baby girl.

She had the child adopted.

Learner example:

She isn't my biological mother, she adopted me when I was a baby. (First Certificate in English; B2; Greek)

adopt (START)
B2 T to accept or start to use something new
Dictionary examples:

We've adopted a new approach to the problem.

The new tax would force companies to adopt energy-saving measures.

He's adopted a remarkably light-hearted attitude towards the situation.

Learner example:

I believe that we must continue to adopt his ideas. (First Certificate in English; B2; Greek)

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