Synonyms of 'adopt'
in the sense of assume
to undertake or take on
She will assume the role of Chief Executive.
in the sense of choose
to select (a person, thing, or course of action) from a number of alternatives
I chose him to accompany me on my trip.
in the sense of embrace
to accept eagerly
He embraces the new information age.
in the sense of endorse
to give approval or support to
I can endorse this statement wholeheartedly.
in the sense of espouse
to adopt or give support to (a cause, ideal, etc.)
She ran away to Mexico and espoused the revolutionary cause.
in the sense of follow
to accept the ideas or beliefs of
I hope other women will follow my example.
in the sense of foster
to bring up (a child not one's own)
She has fostered more than 100 children.
in the sense of nominate
to appoint (someone) to an office or position
It is legally possible for an elderly person to nominate someone to act for them.
in the sense of pick
to choose or select
He had picked ten people to interview for the jobs.
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Thesaurus for adopt from the Collins English Thesaurus