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adopt

US [əˈdɑpt]
UK [əˈdɒpt]
  • v.收养;领养;正式通过;采用(某方法)
  • Web采纳;采取;接受
Simple Present:adopts  Present Participle:adopting  Past Tense:adopted  
adopt
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v.
小孩child
1.
[i][t]
收养;领养to take sb else's child into your family and become its legal parent(s)
a campaign to encourage childless couples to adopt
鼓励无子女夫妇领养孩子的运动
to adopt a child
领养孩子
She was forced to have her baby adopted.
她被迫把婴儿给人收养。
方法method
2.
[t]
~ sth
采用(某方法);采取(某态度)to start to use a particular method or to show a particular attitude towards sb/sth
All three teams adopted different approaches to the problem.
三个队处理这个问题的方法各不相同。
建议suggestion
3.
[t]
~ sth
正式通过,表决采纳(建议、政策等)to formally accept a suggestion or policy by voting
to adopt a resolution
通过一项决议
The council is expected to adopt the new policy at its next meeting.
委员会有望在下次会议上正式通过这项新政策。
新名字╱国家new name/country
4.
[t]
~ sth
选用(名字等);移居(某国);承袭(风俗)to choose a new name, a country, a custom, etc. and begin to use it as your own
to adopt a name/title/language
取名;袭用头衔;采用某语言
Early Christians in Europe adopted many of the practices of the older, pagan religions.
欧洲早期的基督教徒承袭了更古老的一些异教的许多习俗。
行为方式way of behaving
5.
[t]
~ sth
采用(某种举止、说话方式等)to use a particular manner, way of speaking, expression, etc.
He adopted an air of indifference.
他摆出一副满不在乎的样子。
候选人candidate
6.
[t]
~ sb (as sth)
选定,选举(某人为候选人或代表)to choose sb as a candidate in an election or as a representative
She was adopted as parliamentary candidate for Wood Green.
她被推举为伍德格林选区的议员候选人。

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