- 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 resolved not to see her again desde que se adoptó el sistema decimal since decimalization was introduced o adopted si la mecanógrafa adopta una postura incorrecta if the typist sits badly o [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 RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.