[əʼdɒpt, Am -ʼdɑ:pt] vt
1) (raise)
to \adopt sb jdn adoptieren;
to \adopt a child ein Kind adoptieren;
to have one's child \adopted sein Kind zur Adoption freigeben;
to \adopt sb into one's family jdn in seine Familie aufnehmen
2) (sponsor)
to \adopt a child/refugee die Patenschaft für ein Kind/einen Flüchtling übernehmen
3) (put into practice)
to \adopt sth etw annehmen [o übernehmen];
to \adopt a cautious/pragmatic approach to sth vorsichtig/pragmatisch an eine S. herangehen;
to \adopt an attitude eine Haltung annehmen;
to \adopt a hard line eine harte Linie vertreten;
to \adopt a measure eine Maßnahme ergreifen;
to \adopt a policy/[different] strategy eine Politik/[neue] Strategie verfolgen;
to \adopt a stern tone einen strengen Ton anschlagen
4) (take up)
to \adopt sth etw annehmen;
to \adopt an accent/a mannerism einen Akzent/eine Eigenart annehmen;
to \adopt a pose eine Pose [o Haltung] einnehmen
5) (select)
to \adopt sb as a candidate (Brit) jdn als Kandidaten/Kandidatin auswählen;
to \adopt sth as one's mascot etw zu seinem Maskottchen machen;
to \adopt sth as one's slogan etw zu seinem Slogan erklären

English-German students dictionary . 2013.

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