Synonyms for adoption

Synonyms for (noun) adoption

Synonyms: adoption, borrowing

Definition: the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

Usage: the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent

Similar words: appropriation

Definition: a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner

Usage: the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit; a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest

Synonyms: adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal

Definition: the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

Usage: its adoption by society; the proposal found wide acceptance

Similar words: approval, approving, blessing

Definition: the formal act of approving

Usage: he gave the project his blessing; his decision merited the approval of any sensible person

Synonyms: adoption

Definition: 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: legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

Definition: (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

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