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adoption

Pronunciation: /əˈdɑːpʃən; əˈdɒpʃən/

Translation of adoption in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (of child) adopción (feminine) the number of adoptions has risen el número de adopciones ha aumentado I'm a Londoner by adoption Londres es mi ciudad adoptiva (before noun/delante del nombre) adoption certificate certificado (masculine) de adopción 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (of idea, approach, custom, title) adopción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • A number of myths exist about who may adopt and about the unwieldy processes which exist in adoption.
    • Of course adoption services must give the full facts to prospective parents.
    • The adoption of fusionist policies by Lombards and Venetians alike proved futile.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (of report, motion) aprobación (feminine) 1.4 uncountable/no numerable (of candidate) (British English/inglés británico) [Politics/Política] elección (feminine)

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