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  • accept formally and put into effect adopt a constitutional amendment
  • sponsor the care and maintenance of adopt a highway
  • adopt a child couples choosing to adopt
  • to accept as one's own
  • choose (a textbook) for required study in a course
  • to take as one's own [v -ED, -ING, -S]
  • to become the legal parent of (the child of another)
  • to place (a child) for adoption
  • to take by choice into a relationship
  • take voluntarily (a child of other parents) as one's own child
  • take up and practice or use adopted a moderate tone
  • to take into one's family by legal means [v ADOPTED, ADOPTING, ADOPTS] : ADOPTABLE [adj]