Synonyms of adoption


1. adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal, blessing, approval, approving

usage: the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"

2. adoption, proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings

usage: a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)

3. borrowing, adoption, appropriation

usage: the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source; "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

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