German translation of 'adopt'
[child in a different country, family, city] die Patenschaft übernehmen für
your cat has adopted me (informal) deine Katze hat sich mir angeschlossen
[idea, attitude, method] übernehmen
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Example Sentences Including 'adopt'
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My adopted country likes to fry people.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
Cyprus applied yesterday to become the fourteenth country to adopt the euro.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Others think the industry could have a future if it adopts new ways of thinking.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
When a business decides to adopt a new technology, especially one which may change the way the business works, there is risk.Computing (2010)
Attempts to force drivers to adopt one fuel or the other are nonsense.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Can an entire city adopt a foetal position?Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Is the spelling honour or honor the one you should adopt?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He is qualified by residence to play for his adopted country.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
It is too easy to adopt a tone and say things that can be interpreted wrongly.The Sun (2010)
No sooner have you adopted one than a new cleanser comes along promising to take you one step closer to the fountain of youth.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Which explains the Scottish accent that he adopted?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
But for two years they adopted fake US accents and lived out a carefully crafted lie to try to get one over on the record industry.The Sun (2013)
But he did not adopt a conciliatory tone and was determined to put an end to their demands and threats of stoppages.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
I adopt a regal tone.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
In December last year they adopted a new approach.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
In the effort to remain united they adopted positions which increasingly appeared reactionary and intolerant.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
She is adopting one dog herself in December.The Sun (2013)
This week he found himself adopting particularly grandiose tones.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Young teachers are under pressure to drop their regional accents and adopt received pronunciation, research suggests.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
My first desire was to learn the language of my adopted country as soon as possible.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
They then champion and defend the positions they have adopted.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Try to adopt positions of relaxation and lengthening.Repetitive Strain Injury (1994)
My own feeling is that as time progressed the people on the coast simply wanted to adopt the new way of life.BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)
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'adopt' in Other Languages
British English: adopt /əˈdɒpt/ VERB
If you adopt someone else's child, you take it into your own family and make it legally your own.
There are hundreds of people who want to adopt a child.
- American English: adopt
- Arabic: يَتَبَنَّى يُقر
- Brazilian Portuguese: adotar
- Chinese: 收养
- Croatian: posvojiti
- Czech: adoptovat
- Danish: adoptere
- Dutch: adopteren
- European Spanish: adoptar
- Finnish: adoptoida
- French: adopter
- German: adoptieren
- Greek: υιοθετώ
- Italian: adottare
- Japanese: 養子にする
- Korean: 입양하다
- Norwegian: adoptere
- Polish: zaadoptować
- European Portuguese: adotar
- Romanian: a adopta
- Russian: усыновлять
- Spanish: adoptar
- Swedish: adoptera
- Thai: รับเอามา
- Turkish: evlat edinmek
- Ukrainian: усиновлювати
- Vietnamese: nhận làm con nuôi
Translation of adopt from the Collins English to German Dictionary
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