Synonyms for adopt

Synonyms for (verb) adopt

Synonyms: adopt, take in

Definition: take into one's family

Usage: They adopted two children from Nicaragua

Similar words: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks


Synonyms: acquire, adopt, assume, take, take on

Definition: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: sweep up, adopt, embrace, espouse

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

Usage: She embraced Catholicism; They adopted the Jewish faith

Similar words: accept

Definition: consider or hold as true

Usage: I cannot accept the dogma of this church; accept an argument


Synonyms: adopt, dramatise, dramatize

Definition: put into dramatic form

Usage: adopt a book for a screenplay

Similar words: compose, write, indite, pen

Definition: produce a literary work

Usage: She composed a poem; He wrote four novels


Synonyms: take over, take up, borrow, adopt

Definition: take up and practice as one's own

Similar words: have, take, accept

Definition: receive willingly something given or offered

Usage: The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter; I won't have this dog in my house!; Please accept my present


Synonyms: adopt, espouse, follow

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

Usage: She followed the feminist movement; The candidate espouses Republican ideals

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her


Synonyms: assume, adopt, take on, take over

Definition: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

Usage: When will the new President assume office?

Similar words: take office

Definition: assume an office, duty, or title

Usage: When will the new President take office?