adopted

adjective adopt·ed \ ə-ˈdäp-təd \
Updated on: 14 Feb 2018

Definition of adopted

: having been adopted: such as
a of a child : legally made the son or daughter of someone other than a biological parent
  • He introduced us to his adopted daughter.
b : used or chosen in place of or in preference to an original
  • an adopted name
  • her adopted home/country

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Origin and Etymology of adopted

from past participle of adopt


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