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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adopted, adoptiveadjective

    acquired as your own by free choice

    "my adopted state"; "an adoptive country"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adopted

    of Adopt

  2. Adoptedadjective

    taken by adoption; taken up as one's own; as, an adopted son, citizen, country, word

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adopted' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2014

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adopted' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3346

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adopted in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adopted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of adopted in a Sentence

  1. Justin Casterline/Getty Images:

    I think it's important to state here that there was an opportunity for the NCAA to adopt more strict policies in inclusion of trans athletes, and they could've done that in February, but it seems as though they chose not to, or they chose to avoid litigation by changing their stance halfway through the season and causing bigger problems for themselves, i think that, had they adopted USA Swimming's policies which are more strict than their own, we could have avoided a lot of the controversy that took place over the weekend and you and I could be sitting here talking about and celebrating the accomplishments by these incredible athletes.

  2. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    The message to the international community from this election is the Iranians are solidly behind their government, they will continue to support the policies that have been adopted leading to the conclusion and successful implementation of the nuclear deal and this will continue.

  3. George Williams:

    The High Court has adopted the strictest possible reading, i'm surprised by the result. I think it delivers a proposition that is unworkable ... because of how hard it will be to comply with these requirements now.

  4. Cristiane Mazzetti:

    The figures show that the strategy adopted by the federal government is inefficient to contain the destruction of the most biodiverse forest on the planet, prohibiting fires on paper does not work without efficient command and control operations by the designated agencies.

  5. Mohsen Qamsari:

    One of the methods to ensure the country's oil sale is buying refineries in other countries but this has to be approved by the administration and the parliament, this is a method that countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, the U.S., China and leading oil giants like Royal Dutch Shell and BP have adopted and we should not stay behind them in this field.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. knead
    • B. suffuse
    • C. gloat
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