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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousalnoun

    the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

    "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"

    word sense, acceptance, credence, word meaning, bridal, sufferance, banker's acceptance, betrothal, espousal, borrowing, acceptation, toleration

  2. adoptionnoun

    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)

    espousal, borrowing, acceptance, acceptation

  3. borrowing, adoptionnoun

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

    "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

    espousal, borrowing, acceptance, acceptation

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adoptionnoun


  2. adoptionnoun

    approval, espousal, support, maintenance

  3. adoptionnoun

    affiliation, adopting, fathering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. adoptionnoun

    affiliation, fathering, espousal

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How to use adoption in a sentence?

  1. Terri Burke:

    You say you have a sincerely held religious belief and you are a private adoption agency or private entity that helps place foster children -- you can say you will not place that child with gay parents .... If I'm Catholic I can say I don't want any Baptists to raise the child.

  2. Yusuf Hussain:

    Insurance is one of the last hurdles, in order for there to be mass adoption, the path forward is a regulated, compliant exchange system that clients have become accustomed to in traditional finance.

  3. Scott Kostyra:

    Along with our recent acquisition of the loan position reconciliation assets from DTCC, [this software acquisition] will significantly expedite the adoption of Markit Clear, FpML and other industry initiatives that have been in development.

  4. Phil Berger:

    To end this matter once and for all, we will follow the court's instruction and move forward with adoption of a nonpartisan map.

  5. Nickie Antonio:

    It was some kind of generational and cultural shame surrounding adoption, there were certain folks that saw it as breaking a promise to birth mothers.

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