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The action or fact of adopting or being adopted.‘she gave up her children for adoption’‘the widespread adoption of agricultural technology’[as modifier] ‘an adoption agency’
selection, choosing, choice, voting in, election, electing, naming, nominating, nomination, designation, designating, appointment, appointingassumption, assuming, taking on, acquiring, acquisition, affecting, affectation, espousal, advocacy, promotion, appropriation, arrogationView synonyms
- ‘An application was then made to put the child up for adoption and again, the mother had to represent herself.’
- ‘Nor is it difficult to understand the process and reasoning that led to its adoption.’
- ‘She enters into a pact with a doctor who helps her deliver the baby and give it up for adoption.’
- ‘A Scotland on Sunday survey of adoption of the code in city centre pubs painted a mixed picture.’
- ‘Dylan is just 15 months old and was placed for adoption within days of being born.’
- ‘I have never been able to discover exactly why she was given up for adoption.’
- ‘The Scottish executive plans to legislate to change the law, extending rights of adoption.’
- ‘Its adoption in Australia as a single variety is an interesting development.’
- ‘The adoption of technology specific legislation is therefore not the answer.’
- ‘The adoption of fusionist policies by Lombards and Venetians alike proved futile.’
- ‘The cute toddler was put up for adoption within days of being born and has already overcome a liver transplant.’
- ‘Of course adoption services must give the full facts to prospective parents.’
- ‘The net result was that the number of adoption applications began, inexorably, to fall.’
- ‘When children need to live with a permanent new family adoption would always be considered first.’
- ‘A number of myths exist about who may adopt and about the unwieldy processes which exist in adoption.’
- ‘The emerging local plan is at an early stage in the process of adoption and could be subject to change.’
- ‘This is of course due to unscrupulous organisations taking advantage of its adoption.’
- ‘The supercomputing crowd tends to set the pace for technology adoption across the server market.’
- ‘They fear that it will adversely affect their position in the country of their adoption.’
- ‘They had commissioned a study of the model pioneered in Scotland for possible adoption in Italy.’
Middle English: from Latin adoptio(n-), from ad- to + optio(n-) choosing (see option).
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