Definition of adopt:
- To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily ( a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.
- To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.
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In March 1775 he was a member of the Virginia Convention that convened at Richmond, where he proposed resolutions to adopt immediate measures of defence sufficient to repel any invasion by the mother country.- "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
- "The Two Destinies", Wilkie Collins.
- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.