- 1.1 [actitud/costumbre] to adopt; [decisión] to take habrá que adoptar medidas drásticas drastic measures will have to be taken la decisión fue adoptada por unanimidad the decision was unanimous adoptó la resolución de no volver a verla he took the decision o/or resolved not to see her again desde que se adoptó el sistema decimal since decimalization was introduced o/or adopted si la mecanógrafa adopta una postura incorrecta if the typist sits badly o/or [formal] adopts an incorrect posture 1.2 [niño] to adopt 1.3 [nacionalidad] to take, adopt; [apellido] to adopt, take
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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.