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Definition 1: the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception - [noun denoting act]

Samples where adoption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • its adoption by society
  • the proposal found wide acceptance

Synonyms for adoption in the sense of this definition

(adoption is a kind of ...) the formal act of approving

"he gave the project his blessing" "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

(... is a kind of adoption ) a close affectionate and protective acceptance

"his willing embrace of new ideas" "in the bosom of the family"

Definition 2: the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source - [noun denoting act]

Samples where adoption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent

Synonyms for adoption in the sense of this definition

(adoption is a kind of ...) a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner

"the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit" "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"

(... is a kind of adoption ) changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology

"the naturalization in English of many Italian words"

(... is a kind of adoption ) wrongful borrowing

"his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory"

(... is a kind of adoption ) the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience

"a jazz-classical crossover album"

Definition 3: 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) - [noun denoting act]

(adoption is a kind of ...) (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

(adoption belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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