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Foretake vs. Adopt

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Foretakeverb

(transitive) To take, receive, or adopt beforehand; assume.

Adoptverb

(transitive) To take by choice into relationship (a child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.)

Foretakeverb

(transitive) To take or choose before another (option); prefer.

Adoptverb

(transitive) To take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.

‘A friend of mine recently adopted a Chinese baby girl found on the streets of Beijing.’;

Adoptverb

(transitive) To obtain (a pet) from a shelter or the wild.

‘We're going to adopt a Dalmatian.’;

Adoptverb

(transitive) To take by choice into the scope of one's responsibility.

‘This supermarket chain adopts several families every Yuletide, providing them with money and groceries for the holidays.’;

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Adoptverb

(transitive) To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally.

‘He adopted a new look in order to fit in with his new workmates.’;

Adoptverb

(transitive) To select and take or approve.

‘to adopt the view or policy of another’; ‘These resolutions were adopted.’;

Adoptverb

To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.

Adoptverb

To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.

Adoptverb

choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans;

‘She followed the feminist movement’; ‘The candidate espouses Republican ideals’;

Adoptverb

take up and practice as one's own

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Adoptverb

take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities;

‘When will the new President assume office?’;

Adoptverb

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’;

Adoptverb

take into one's family;

‘They adopted two children from Nicaragua’;

Adoptverb

put into dramatic form;

‘adopt a book for a screenplay’;

Adoptverb

take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own;

‘She embraced Catholocism’; ‘They adopted the Jewish faith’;

Adoptverb

legally take (another's child) and bring it up as one's own

‘there are many people eager to adopt a baby’;

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Adoptverb

choose to take up or follow (an idea, method, or course of action)

‘this approach has been adopted by many big banks’;

Adoptverb

choose and move to (a country or city) as one's permanent place of residence.

Adoptverb

take on or assume (an attitude or position)

‘he adopted a patronizing tone’;

Adoptverb

choose (someone) as a candidate for office

‘she was recently adopted as Labour candidate for the constituency’;

Adoptverb

formally approve or accept (a report or suggestion)

‘the committee voted 5–1 to adopt the proposal’;

Adoptverb

(of a local authority) accept responsibility for the maintenance of (a road).

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