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  Definition of adoption
  1. the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"
  2. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
  3. a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)
Similar Words: borrowing, acceptance, acceptation, espousal

 

Hyponyms: naturalization, naturalisation, misappropriation, crossover, embrace, bosom

 

Derivational Morphology: adopt, borrow, take over, take up, espouse, embrace, sweep up, follow, accept, take, have, consent, go for, take in

 

 
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