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01. Profits in our company have risen by over 12 percent since we [adopted] our new sales strategy.
02. They decided to [adopt] a child after they realized they weren't able to have one of their own.
03. After many years of refusing pets in our apartment building, the management finally decided to [adopt] a new policy, and allow residents to have small animals.
04. The young girl became pregnant by mistake and decided to give her baby up for [adoption].
05. I love my [adoptive] parents more than anyone in the world, but I would like to meet my birth parents one day.
06. The young girl decided to give her newborn baby up for [adoption] because she knew she couldn't take care of it herself.
07. Her parents told her that she was [adopted] when she was about 5 years old. Now she wants to meet her birth mom.
08. It's pretty funny when people say I look like my dad because actually I was [adopted].
09. The fact that unmarried women who bear children are now more likely to keep them has resulted in a shortage of [adoptable] babies.
10. News of the abandonment of a mother dog and her six puppies in a municipal park resulted in a number of calls to the newspaper from people hoping to [adopt] the animals.
11. Bertrand Russell once suggested that religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence; it will fade away as we [adopt] reason and science as our guidelines.
12. Vampire bats [adopt] baby bats who have no parents, and have been known to risk their lives to share food with other bats.
13. The World Wildlife Fund has begun an '[adopt] a polar bear' campaign, wherein people contribute money to protect their natural environment, and in return, receive posters and pictures of the beautiful animals.
14. It is usually observed that children of immigrants learn to speak the language of their [adopted] country without an accent, whereas the parents rarely do so.
15. Scotland gradually [adopted] the English language, even though it was frequently at war with England throughout its history.
16. The Finnish flag is a blue cross on a white background, and was [adopted] in 1918.
17. A Chinese proverb states, "If an enemy is annoying you by playing well, consider [adopting] his strategy."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • adopt — /ə däpt/ vt 1: to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) as one s own child esp. in compliance with formal legal procedures see also equitable adoption 2: to take or accept as if one s own [the company] adopt ed the signature on t …   Law dictionary

  • adopt — a‧dopt [əˈdɒpt ǁ əˈdɑːpt] noun [transitive] 1. if you adopt a new method, process etc, you start to use it: • All US companies are required to adopt the new standards. 2. MARKETING to start using a product, especially a new product, usually with… …   Financial and business terms

  • adopt — adopt; adopt·a·bil·i·ty; adopt·a·ble; re·adopt; …   English syllables

  • adopt — adopt, embrace, espouse mean in common to make one’s own what in some fashion one owes to another. One adopts something of which one is not the begetter, inventor, or author or which is not one’s own naturally {adopt the style of Swinburne}… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Adopt — A*dopt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adopted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adopting}.] [L. adoptare; ad + optare to choose, desire: cf. F. adopter. See {Option}.] 1. To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adopt — [v1] choose or take something as one’s own accept, adapt, affiliate, affirm, appropriate, approve, assent, assume, borrow, embrace, endorse, espouse, follow, go down the line*, go in for*, imitate, maintain, mimic, opt, ratify, seize, select,… …   New thesaurus

  • adopt — (v.) c.1500, a back formation from adoption or else from M.Fr. adopter or directly from L. adoptare take by choice, choose for oneself, select, choose (especially a child); see ADOPTION (Cf. adoption). Originally in English also of friends,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • adopt — ► VERB 1) legally take (another s child) and bring it up as one s own. 2) choose to take up or follow (an option or course of action). 3) Brit. choose as a candidate for office. 4) assume (an attitude or position). 5) formally approve or accept.… …   English terms dictionary

  • adopt — [ə däpt′] vt. [L adoptare < ad , to + optare, to choose] 1. to choose and bring into a certain relationship; specif., to take into one s own family by legal process and raise as one s own child 2. to take up and use (an idea, a practice, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • adopt — [[t]ədɒ̱pt[/t]] ♦♦ adopts, adopting, adopted 1) VERB If you adopt a new attitude, plan, or way of behaving, you begin to have it. [V n] The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling on all parties in the conflict to seek a… …   English dictionary

  • adopt — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French adopter, from Latin adoptare, from ad + optare to choose Date: 1500 transitive verb 1. to take by choice into a relationship; especially to take voluntarily (a child of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary