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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousalnoun

    the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

    "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"

  2. adoptionnoun

    a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)

  3. borrowing, adoptionnoun

    the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

    "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

Wiktionary

  1. adoptionnoun

    The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.

    A Chinese baby girl was given away for adoption.

  2. adoptionnoun

    Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.

  3. adoptionnoun

    The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.

  4. Etymology: adoption, adoptio, allied to adoptare to adopt.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Adoptionnoun

    Etymology: adoptio, Lat.

    See the hell of having a false woman! My bed shall be abused, my coffers ransacked, my reputation gnawn at; and I shall not only receive this villainous wrong, but stand under the adoption of abominable terms, and by him that does me the wrong. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    In which time she purpos’d,
    By watching, weeping, tendance, kissing, to
    O’ercome you with her shew: yes, and in time
    (When she had fitted you with her craft) to work
    Her son into th’ adoption of the crown. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    In every act of our christian worship, we are taught to call upon him under the endearing character of our Father, to remind us of our adoption, that we are made heirs of God, and joint heirs of Christ. John Rogers, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Adoption

    Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents. Legal adoptions permanently transfer all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parents to the adoptive parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Historically, some societies have enacted specific laws governing adoption, while others used less formal means (notably contracts that specified inheritance rights and parental responsibilities without an accompanying transfer of filiation). Modern systems of adoption, arising in the 20th century, tend to be governed by comprehensive statutes and regulations.

ChatGPT

  1. adoption

    Adoption is the legal process by which an individual or a couple becomes the legal and permanent parent/parents of a child who is not biologically their own. This process transfers all rights, responsibilities, and duties from the child's biological parents (if applicable) to the adoptive parents. Adoption results in the same reciprocal rights and obligations that exist between a child and their biological parents.

  2. adoption

    Adoption is a legal process where an individual or a couple assumes the parenting responsibilities for a child, permanently transferring all rights and responsibilities from the biological parents or legal guardians. It involves nurturing, guiding, and caring for the adopted child as their own. This process creates a parent-child relationship between individuals who are not biologically related.

  3. adoption

    Adoption is a legal process through which an individual or a couple permanently assumes the parenting responsibilities of a child, usually one not biologically related to them. This involves transferring all rights and responsibilities from the child's birth parents or previous legal guardians, if applicable. The adopted child becomes a full-fledged family member with all the rights, responsibilities, and privileges, including inheritance rights, as if they were biological offspring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adoptionnoun

    the act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child

  2. Adoptionnoun

    admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another

  3. Adoptionnoun

    the choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions

  4. Etymology: [L. adoptio, allied to adoptare to adopt: cf. F. adoption.]

Wikidata

  1. Adoption

    Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Historically, some societies have enacted specific laws governing adoption; where others have tried to achieve adoption through less formal means, notably via contracts that specified inheritance rights and parental responsibilities without an accompanying transfer of filiation. Modern systems of adoption, arising in the 20th century, tend to be governed by comprehensive statutes and regulations. Adoption has changed considerably over the centuries with its focus shifting from adult adoption and inheritance issues toward children and family creation; its structure moving from a recognition of continuity between the adopted and kin toward allowing relationships of lessened intensity. In modern times, adoption is a primary vehicle serving the needs of homeless, neglected, abused and runaway children.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Adoption

    Voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be as one's own child, usually with legal confirmation.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adoption' in Nouns Frequency: #2215

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adoption in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adoption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of adoption in a Sentence

  1. David James:

    We’ve seen a drop in pet adoption especially with COVID restrictions being lifted and more people taking up the vaccine, this could be attributed to an increase in pet populations due to people who want pets but cannot afford them or those who do not want their pets anymore and end up releasing them into shelters or rescue homes, which is why it is important to spay and neuter your pets.

  2. Michael Markey:

    Tudor has shown as a businesswoman in Michigan’s steel industry that she is an innovator and a disruptor, and exactly who we need to defeat Wrecken Gretchen, as we saw just yesterday, Wrecken Gretchen repealed $20 million dollars of funding to crisis pregnancy centers and adoption services, we need someone in office who stands for life and for Michigander families; Tudor, a mom of four, is that candidate. Dixon will be a fearless fighter for life, restoring business in Michigan, and getting our economy back on track. We will be doing all we can to get her into the Governor’s office, including spending well into the six digits to support her campaign.

  3. Andy Levin:

    There is just no way that we will get to broad scale adoption of electric vehicles until we crush range anxiety and then it will happen precipitously.

  4. Jos Luis Pairo:

    If we’re careful with the adoption process, we can check out the families [looking to adopt] and make sure they can give them a good home.

  5. The Pentagon:

    As we continue to execute the DOD Cloud Strategy, additional contracts are planned for both cloud services and complementary migration and integration solutions necessary to achieve effective cloud adoption.

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