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Definition of the adjective adopted

What does adopted mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. acquired as your own by free choice
    • example: my adopted state
    • synonym of adopted: adoptive
    • antonym of adopted: native

Definition of the verb adopted

What does adopted mean as a doing word?


  1. past of adopt


  1. "Adopted" is a 2009 American independent film starring comedian Pauly Shore. It is a mockumentary "in which [Pauly] plays himself going to Africa to adopt a child, à la Madonna and Angelina Jolie." The film marks Shore's third turn as a writer, director, and producer.
  2. "Adopted": Of the 1.5 million adopted children in the United States, international adoptees are the fastest growing segment – and the most adopted segment within that group are Asian girls. While many of their stories are heartwarming and play into our self-image of American compassion and generosity, the realities are much more complex.

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Google previewEverything You Need to Know about Being Adopted (1999)

by Laura Kaminker

Being adopted also means that you will most likely not know who your birth parents are, unless your adoptive parents know who they are or you search for them. And searching does not always mean you will find them. Knowing that you may ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

Toxicokinetics (updated guideline, adopted April 4, 1984) 418 Delayed Neurotoxicity of Organophosphorus...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education (2016)

by Donna Couchenour, J. Kent Chrisman

Census, approximately 2% of American children are adopted. Parents adopt for a variety of reasons. Highly qualified early childhood staff accept these parents as sincere, dedicated parents, just like other parents ...

Google previewDictionary of Human Rights Advocacy Organizations in Africa (1999)

by Santosh C. Saha

Political Rights (Adopted by General Assembly, December) 1967 Declaration on Territorial Asylum (Adopted by UN General Assembly, December) 1968 Proclamation of Teheran (Proclaimed by the International Conference on Human Rights, ...

Google previewInformation Technology Encyclopedia and Acronyms (2012)

by Ejub Kajan

Adopted by ISO/IEC as the ISO/IEC8802-1 standard. – 802.2 defines the operation of the LLC sublayer, making it transparent to upper layers. In particular, framing, addressing and error control are specified. Adopted by ISO/IEC as the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Rights Issues Since 1945 (1999)

by Winston Langley

Convention on the Rights of the Child; Convention Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples adopted by ILO; death of Andrei Sakharov; death of Nicolae Ceau§escu; Second Optional Protocol to the International Convention on Civil ...

Google previewDictionary of International Human Rights Law (2013)

by Connie de la Vega

Appendix 203 Declaration of the Advancement of Women in the ASEAN Region Description: international human rights proclamation adopted by the association of southeast asian nations, recognizing the multiple roles of women in the family, ...

Google previewDictionary of the United States Congress (1864)

Compiled as a Manual of Reference for the Legislator and Statesman by Charles Lanman

A Constitution adopted July 9, 1793.

Google previewEncyclopedia of West Virginia (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The resolution says: "Whereas, The legislature of West Virginia, by joint resolution passed on the twenty-fourth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and five, adopted a state flag, prescribing the design thereof; and " Whereas, The ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nebraska (1999)

by Nancy Capace

No charter or charter amendment adopted under the provisions of this amendment shall be amended or repealed except by electoral vote. And no such charter or charter amendment shall diminish the tax rate for state purposes fixed by act of ...

Google previewHiamnda Dictionary (2015)

A Wordlist by Daniel M. N. McDikkoh

ADOPTED. TO. THE. HIAMNDA. VOCABULARY. This list of words is by no means that that is all the words in Hausa or English that could be incorporated into Jaba word vocabulary, as there are a lot more available as a necessary expansion ...

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Powderpuff (adopted)

Dead tired Frankie: black replaced with snow white, front row replaced with pink gin. Pale blushing.

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My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted. (Steven Wright)
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Scrabble value of A1D2O1P3T1E1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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