adopt out

adopt out
To expel a son or daughter from a family by placing for adoption.

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  • adopt — adopter, n. /euh dopt /, v.t. 1. to choose or take as one s own; make one s own by selection or assent: to adopt a nickname. 2. to take and rear (the child of other parents) as one s own child, specifically by a formal legal act. 3. to take or… …   Universalium

  • adopt — verb /ʌˈdɑpt/ a) To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; especially to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, ones own child. A friend of mine recently adopted a Chinese baby …   Wiktionary

  • Adopt a Highway — The Adopt a Highway program, also known as Sponsor a Highway (but see distinction below) is a promotional campaign undertaken by U.S. states, Provinces and Territories of Canada and national governments outside North America to encourage… …   Wikipedia

  • adopt */*/*/ — UK [əˈdɒpt] / US [əˈdɑpt] verb Word forms adopt : present tense I/you/we/they adopt he/she/it adopts present participle adopting past tense adopted past participle adopted 1) [transitive] to decide to start using a particular idea, plan, or… …   English dictionary

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  • adopt — a|dopt [ ə dapt ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take someone else s child into your family and legally make him or her your own child: The couple adopted a baby girl. He was 18 when he found out he had been adopted. ─ compare… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • adopt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. embrace, take to oneself, assume; foster, give a home to, provide a home for, accept as one s own. See choice. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To take as a son or daughter] Syn. take in, raise, take from an …   English dictionary for students

  • To take out — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • USS Adopt (AM-137) — The USS Adopt (AM 137) was a minesweeper in the service of the United States Navy. Originally projected as AMC 114 but redesignated prior to the start of construction, Adopt was laid down on 8 April 1942 at Tampa, Florida by the Tampa… …   Wikipedia

  • Fossil-fuel phase-out — A fossil fuel phase out are plans for transport electrification, decommissioning of operating fossil fuel fired power plants and prevention of the construction of new fossil fuel fired power stations. The purpose of this is to decrease the high… …   Wikipedia

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