- To take into one's family by legal process and raise as one's own child.
- To take possession of as a pet.
Adopt a resolution.
Adopted an air of importance.
An example of adopt is to permanently take in a kitten from a shelter.
Adopt a new line of English textbooks.
Adopt a new technique.
Adopt a new idea.
A friend of mine recently adopted a Chinese baby girl found on the streets of Beijing.
We're going to adopt a Dalmatian.
This supermarket chain adopts several families every Yuletide, providing them with money and groceries for the holidays.
To adopt the view or policy of another.
These resolutions were adopted.
An example of adopt is to accept and implement a plan presented to a committee.