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adopt

Pronunciation: /əˈdɑːpt; əˈdɒpt/

Translation of adopt in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Law/Derecho] [child] adoptar
    Example sentences
    • Such couples may have to wait a number of years before they can legally adopt a child.
    • About 4,939 Russian children are legally adopted by foreigners each year, but 184,000 still languish in orphanages.
    • We can legally marry and adopt children in every jurisdiction.
    1.2 (begin to use) [idea/strategy/custom/title] adoptar she adopted a stern tone adoptó un tono severo
    Example sentences
    • Until that time, sauces followed the Roman method adopted by Taillevent: where thick pieces of stale bread were soaked in liquid and then strained through cloth.
    • I agree that this was an option and not obligatory, but most consulting engineers chose to adopt this method, as it satisfied the needs for the brief and avoided the need for dimensioning the drawings.
    • A few astrologers have chosen to adopt a third method of division.
    Example sentences
    • No matter what the Court may announce on Monday, it will not be adopting this extreme position.
    • Like much of continental philosophy, feminist continental philosophy adopts a critical position with regard to reason.
    • She is an antireductionist - a position sometimes adopted by those who dislike what they perceive to be the direction of modern genetics.
    1.3 (accept formally) [recommendation] aprobar*
    Example sentences
    • It was agreed to adopt the report outlining the proposals as the basis for consultation with interested parties.
    • The committee unanimously voted to adopt the report and take the first steps towards implementing some of the suggestions.
    • The report was yesterday adopted by all senators with the Opposition fully in support of its contents and the eventual conclusion.
    1.4 (British English/inglés británico) [Politics/Política] (as candidate) elegir*
    Example sentences
    • The local Tory party in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross was due yesterday to take a decision on whether to adopt him as a candidate.
    • After coming joint top of the civil service exam, he joined the sector in 1946, only to resign the following year when he was adopted as the Parliamentary candidate for Bexley.
    • In 1921 he was adopted as a Labour candidate for Battersea North.

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