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v. form a relationship with another person (as in to take a child as one's own); choose to make one's own (of an idea, name, etc.)
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Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the original parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Historically some societies have enacted specific laws governing adoption where others have tried to achieve adoption through less formal means, notably via contracts that specified inheritance rights and parental responsibilities. Modern systems of adoption, arising in the 20th century, tend to be governed by comprehensive statutes and regulations.
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1. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
(synonym) follow, espouse
(hypernym) choose, take, select, pick out
(hyponym) adhere, stick
(verb-group) comply, follow, abide by
(derivation) adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal
2. take up and practice as one's own
(synonym) borrow, take over, take up
(hypernym) accept, take, have
(derivation) borrowing, adoption
3. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
(synonym) assume, take on, take over
(hypernym) take office
4. take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
(synonym) assume, acquire, take on, take
5. take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
(synonym) take in
6. put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
(synonym) dramatize, dramatise
(hypernym) write, compose, pen, indite
(classification) writing, authorship, composition, penning
7. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholocism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
(synonym) espouse, embrace, sweep up
(hyponym) take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize on
(derivation) borrowing, adoption
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v. adoptovat; zvolit
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Czas. adoptować; przyjmować
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