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adopt

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to take for oneʼs own use (something originated by another)

  • shortly after moving to the U.S., the family dutifully adopted the American tradition of having turkey for Thanksgiving
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pick up on

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adopt, embrace, espouse mean to take an opinion, policy, or practice as one's own. adopt implies accepting something created by another or foreign to one's nature.
    • forced to adopt new policies
embrace implies a ready or happy acceptance.
    • embraced the customs of their new homeland
espouse adds an implication of close attachment to a cause and a sharing of its fortunes.
    • espoused the cause of women's rights


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