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adoptions, plural;
  1. The action or fact of adopting or being adopted
    • - she gave up her children for adoption
    • - the widespread adoption of agricultural technology
    • - an adoption agency

  1. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
  2. a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)
  3. borrowing: the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
  4. (adopt) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
  5. (adopt) take up and practice as one's own
  6. (adopt) assume: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
  7. Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another who is not kin and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the original parent or parents. ...
  8. Adoption (Örökbefogadás) is a 1975 Hungarian drama film directed by Márta Mészáros. It tells the story of a Kata, an unmarried female factory worker, who becomes interested in neglected children and tries to adopt one. ...
  9. Adoption deals with the transfer (conversion) between an old system to a target system in an organization. So if a company works with an old software system, it may want to use a new system which is more efficient, has more work capacity etc. ...
  10. Adoption, in Christian theology, is the term that describes the admission of a believer into the family of God. In the evangelical ordo salutis ("order of salvation"), adoption is usually regarded as a step immediately subsequent to justification. ...
  11. Adopted is a 2009 American independent film starring comedian Pauly Shore. It is a movie that pokes fun at the current trend of celebrity adoptions. The film marks Shore's third turn as a writer, director, and producer.
  12. The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child; Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another; The choosing and making ...
  13. (adopt) To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; especially to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child; To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt ...
  14. (adopt) To accept a motion and put it into effect.
  15. (ADOPT) Accupril Decision on Pharmacotherapy [trial]
  16. (ADOPT) to use an unavailable name as the valid name of a taxon in a way which establishes it as a new name with its own authorship and date
  17. (Adopt) means to "accept as your own": It was difficult to adopt only one puppy from the animal shelter.
  18. (adopt (in politics)) slate (nominate or select) as a candidate for office
  19. (adopt) To take as one's own, especially an idea, principle, or a religion and henceforth live with it and by it. See: conversion to Hinduism.
  20. (adopt) To take on the legal relationship of parent to another person's child.
  21. (adopted) EU: Austria · Belgium · Cyprus · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Ireland · Italy · Luxembourg · Malta · Netherlands · Portugal · Slovenia · Spain – Non-EU: Monaco · San Marino · Vatican
  22. (Adopted) son, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (his great-nephew by blood), who later became Emperor Augustus.
  23. (Adopting) When a person gets a pet from a recognized animal shelter, such as an SPCA, contracts are signed, often this word is used by stores who are in fact selling animals, adoption is a non-profit act.
  24. Adoptive arms are those held by a person not by right of descent or in virtue of himself, but merely by the gift or consent of another.
  25. The agreement by vote of an amendment, motion, resolution, or memorial.