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adopt

Synonyms of adopt in English:

verb

  • 1 a republican constitution was adopted in 1971
    embrace, take on, acquire, affect, espouse, assume, appropriate, arrogate;
    approve, endorse, agree to, consent to, accede to, accept, ratify, validate, rubber-stamp, sanction, support, back, vote for
    informal give something the go ahead, give something the green light, give something the thumbs up, OK, okay
    [Antonyms] abandon
  • 2 the people adopted him as their patron saint
    [Antonyms] reject
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