1. III
1) adopt smth. adopt a proposal (a bill, a resolution, certain measures, etc.) принимать /одобрить/ предложение и т. д; adopt a course of action принять линию поведения /тактику/
2) adopt smth. adopt a new theory (smb.'s teaching, smb.'s ideas, etc.) принимать новую теорию и т. д., соглашаться с новой теорией и т. д; adopt smb.'s views принять чью-л. точку зрения; we adopted their method мы переняли их метод; adopt a new mode of living начать [веста] новый образ жизни; you will have to adopt the customs of our country вам придется принять обычаи /жить по обычаям/ нишей страны; adopt a patronising attitude (a condescending manner) относиться покровительственно (снисходительно); adopt a superior tone разговаривать тинам превосходства
3) adopt smb. adopt a baby (a child, a neighbour's boy, a son, a daughter, etc.) усыновлять или удочерить младенца и т. д.
2. IV
1) adopt smth. in some manner adopt a proposal unanimously (vigorously, ceremoniously, etc.) единогласно и т. д. принимать предложение
2) adopt smb. in some manner adopt a child legally официально /законно/ усыновить или удочерить ребенка
3. XI
be adopted in some manner the term (the name, etc.) is widely (universally, etc.) adopted этот термин и т. д. широки и т. д. применится
4. XXI1
adopt smb. into smth. adopt smb. into one's family взять /принять/ кого-л. в свою семьи [как родного]

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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

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  • 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

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