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Middle English adopten from Old French adopter from Latin adoptāre ad- ad- optāre to choose
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French adopter, from Latin adoptare; ad + optare (“to choose, desire”).
She had to adopt a positive attitude.
It wouldn't hurt to adopt a more positive outlook.
I thought ... but you were always the one who wanted to adopt a baby.
Why is it good when you adopt a baby that isn't yours, but bad if it's yours and you don't give birth to it?
It had been Alex who convinced her to take the risk and adopt Jonathan.
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