adopt

adopt(
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dapt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (legal)
a. adoptar
Carolina and Alexander adopted a little girl and a puppy last year.Carolina y Alexander adoptaron a una niña y un cachorro el año pasado.
2. (to take on)
a. adoptar
Beto adopted some of his friend's bad habits.Beto adoptó algunos de los malos hábitos de su amigo.
3. (to accept)
a. aprobar
The council has adopted new regulations for water-quality monitoring.El consejo ha aprobado nuevos reglamentos para el control de la calidad del agua.
b. aceptar
The European Union's proposal was unanimously adopted by all member states.La propuesta de la Unión Europea fue aceptada unánimemente por todos los estados miembros.
4. (to follow)
a. aprobar
Management decided to adopt a new approach to the pay negotiations.Los directivos optaron por aprobar otro camino en las negociaciones salariales.
5. (to elect) (United Kingdom)
a. elegir
The party was reluctant to adopt a right-wing extremist as its mayoral candidate.El partido tenía grandes reservas en elegir a un extremista de derecha como su candidato para la alcaldía.
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adopt
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (child, approach, measure)
a. adoptar
2. (candidate)
a. nombrar
adopt [əˈdɒpt]
transitive verb
1 [+child] adoptar
2 [+report] aprobar; [+suggestion] seguir; aceptar; (Pol) [+candidate] elegir
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