Synonyms for adopt:
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
choose or take something as one's own (verb)
legally care for another's child (verb)
au pair, vote out, blackball, guardian, adoptive, enforce, adopted, vote off, assure, progress, vote through, nanny, childcare, vote in, steamroll, sit, vote down, go through with, sitter, nursemaid, foster, approve, in loco parentis, spoil, babysit, reelect, naturalize, unseat, houseparent, adoption agency, insure, babysitter, care order, ward, ensure, put in, day care.
Other synonyms and related words:
gain, embroider, accept, buy out, fasten on, direct, get married, consume, stick with, conjoin, sham, acquire, grow, have, involve, carry, demand, bear, progress, withdraw, come after, ask, use up, assume, soak up, convey, wed, ward, shoot, observe, come, embellish, houseparent, develop, strike, be, overhear, pack, gull, clear, scoop out, look at, keep up, sop up, get into, pass, usurp, scoop, engage, seize on, approve, cover, consider, realise, undertake, subscribe to, train, get hitched with, take, pad, affirm, invite, get, fill, postdate, realize, learn, babysit, imbibe, resume, view, fall out, aggrandise, nurse, hook on, latch on, pursue, mount, receive, embroil, take after, nursemaid, listen, make, abide by, follow, blow up, need, produce, comprehend, confirm, stick to, require, charter, read, conform to, adoption, sweep up, call for, start, slang, enforce, dramatise, wear, don, ingest, squeeze, draw, assimilate, travel along, contain, lift out, hire, absorb, simulate, watch over, feign, gather in, bring in, encompass, meet, spoil, surveil, ratify, occupy, nanny, aggrandize, bring, relieve, buy up, foster, lead, watch, hold, tackle, succeed, adopted, accompany, earn, get hold of, submit, obey, take on, reelect, contract, necessitate, bosom, take aim, rent, take for granted, catch, repeat, arrogate, put one over, put on, drag in, keep abreast, hook up with, drive, comply, dramatize, seize, evolve, scoop up, marry, naturalize, put one across, embrace, pick out, subscribe, borrow, take over, claim, win, admit.
Usage examples for adopt:
- She felt horribly uncertain what attitude Miss Lermontof might be expected to adopt in the circumstances. - "The Splendid Folly", Margaret Pedler.
- " Well, then, I will adopt you as my child," said she lightly. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.
- For my own part, if it could be proved that by no possible means could a given bad passage be traversed without some such aid, nor turned by another route, I should not hesitate to adopt any mechanical means to the desired end. - "Above the Snow Line", Clinton Thomas Dent.