Synonyms and Antonyms of adopt
to take for one's 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 Synonyms of adopt borrow, embrace, espouse, take on, take up Words Related to adopt domesticate, naturalize; appropriate, arrogate, take over, usurp; absorb, assimilate, incorporate, quote; cherish, prize, treasure; cultivate, follow, heed, honor; use, utilize; bring up, foster, nurture, raise, rear; affect, assume, copy, imitate, pretend, put on, simulate Phrases pick up on Near Antonyms of adopt abandon, forsake, give up, relinquish, surrender; abjure, abnegate, disown; reject, renounce, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, junk, throw away, throw out
Synonym Discussion of adopt
- forced to adopt new policies
- embraced the customs of their new homeland
- espoused the cause of women's rights
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