adopt

verb

Definitions of adopt

to accept

Shareholders have voted to adopt a resolution (=formal decision taken at a meeting) to issue new shares.

to put a law, regulation, rule, plan etc into operation

Horsham council is expected to adopt the scheme on Monday night.

to take legal responsibility for another person's natural child on the same grounds as if it was your own child

A child who is adopted has the same rights as a natural child.