Synonyms of adopt in English:



  • 1 we adopted Sasha in 1996
    take as one's child, be adoptive parents to, take in, take care of
    [Antonyms] abandon
  • 2 they adopted local customs
    espouse, take on/up, embrace, assume; appropriate, arrogate
    [Antonyms] abandon reject
  • 3 the people adopted him as their patron saint
    choose, select, pick, vote for, elect, settle on, decide on, opt for; name, nominate, appoint
    [Antonyms] reject
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    Word of the day hypnopompic
    Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
    relating to the state immediately preceding waking up