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the company wants to speed up its adoption of new technology. Our adoption of local customs has gone slowly. The lawyer has handled countless adoptions. children who are available for adoption the unanimous adoption of the resolution by the Senate

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

Middle English adopcioun, borrowed from Anglo-French adopciun, borrowed from Latin adoptin-, adopti, from ad- ad- + optin-, opti "right to choose, choice, option entry 1"

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: the act of adopting : the state of being adopted

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