Definition of adopt
and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist
movement"; "The candidate
espouses Republican ideals"
on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will
the new President assume office?"
into one's family; "They adopted
two children from Nicaragua"
up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone
and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted
the Jewish faith"