Definition of readopt in English:


Syllabification: re·a·dopt
Pronunciation: /ˌrēəˈdäpt


[with object]
1Adopt (a physical position) again.
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  • I stumbled backwards a step then readopted my basketball blocking stance.
  • After allowing the patient to re-adopt the neutral position, repeat two or three times, increasing the applied force slightly each time.
  • Occasionally, scorpions would lift their pedipalps and pectines, reorient by moving forward or pivoting, then re-adopt the alert stance.
1.1Start to follow (a principle or course of action) again.
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  • The British High Commission had a sharp increase in inquiries yesterday from whites seeking to readopt British citizenship following the violence.
  • In 1959 the original title was readopted, under which it continues to appear.
  • After reunification, the parliament decided to readopt Berlin as Germany's capital.



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  • Its readoption is in no way a foregone conclusion.
  • Eventually some of them would be used as sites for cathedrals and monasteries, but this seems to be more a matter of readoption than of any genuine continuity.
  • Also remaining to be achieved is the readoption by the college of policies on academic freedom, tenure, and due process that are in essential conformity with Association-supported standards.

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