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Question with the verb adopt

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Do we have a good Japanese parent who can adopt a few sentences on Tatoeba?

Negative question with the verb adopt

1 example:

Why don't you adopt this sentence?

Sentences with the verb adopt

97 examples:

We should adopt his proposal.

My wife wants to adopt a child.

My wife wanted to adopt a child.

My advice is to adopt a new line.

I think we should adopt his plan.

We have decided to adopt your idea.

We adopt him as our representative.

The couple decided to adopt an orphan.

We will adopt your method at our school.

I think it better for us to adopt his plan.

I think it's better for us to adopt his plan.

All things considered, we'll adopt his project.

We should adopt flexible tactics for the moment.

You will save time if you adopt this new procedure.

She could not quite bring herself to adopt a child.

Rodrigo's family went to the dog pound to adopt a dog.

Our high school decides to adopt a new teaching method.

They decided to adopt a child rather than having one of their own.

Since they had no children of their own, they decided to adopt a girl.

Since they had no children of their own, they decided to adopt a little girl.

Childhood is a stage of life in which people adopt a large proportion of their eating habits.

Following the demographic data, the government was obliged to adopt a policy that would stimulate birth rate.

This sentence has no owner. You may adopt and change it, provided it will still match its direct translations, in which case you should warn the translators of your changes by commenting on their translations.

You may adopt an indirect approach to reach your goal.
(Kashmiri proverb)

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
(Quentin Crisp)

Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitude. Everybody loved him. I wanted him to adopt me.
(Steve Buscemi)

The United States has got to adopt a policy of befriending and creating allies around the world.
(Al Sharpton)

Looking to adopt a shock-and-awe strategy for the summer’s water-gun battles?
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

State appears poised to adopt the Smarter Balanced exams.
(USA Today - National, )

Samsung is rumored to adopt the same payment model as Apple.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

It was time to adopt the toughest rationing measures they could.
(Bettina Boxall in Los Angeles Times - Science, )

To adopt the language of Kahneman, we think fast and we think slow.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Microsoft's upcoming shooter to adopt the Gears of War-style feature.
(CNET News, )

As we adopt it more and more so too security becomes a critical pillar.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Nobody thinks, when they adopt a child, that it will last just two years.
(The Independent - Health & Families, )

True-life drama about a Chilean woman’s struggles to adopt a dead child.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

The framework includes no incentives for companies to adopt the guidelines.
(USA Today - Tech, )

The standards group will have to convince browser makers to adopt it, though.
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

A Wisconsin-based brewery has decided to adopt its own version of a delivery drone.
(Fox News - Lifestyle, )

People can't be expected to adopt a healthy diet without help, says nutrition expert.
(BBC News - Health, )

Ask an Expert: Video can do wonders for your business; don't wait too long to adopt it.
(USA Today - Money, )

Marijuana legalization group Fire It Up Kansas' bid to adopt a highway rejected by state.
(UPI - Odd News, )

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly in negotiations to adopt their seventh child.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

Don't rely on sunscreen alone. Travelers need to adopt a complete sun protection regimen.
(USA Today - Travel, )

Schools have embraced Chromebook laptops. Enterprises have not been so quick to adopt them.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Its personal shoppers have been 'inundated' with requests on the best way to adopt the look.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The PGA Tour decides to adopt the ban on the use of controversial anchored putters from 2016.
(CNN - World Sport, )

The first Latin American pontiff has called on Catholics to adopt a more missionary mind-set.
(USA Today - World, )

The service would work with card readers, making it simpler for merchants to adopt the system.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

There are no good options for the West, and Obama is merely striving to adopt the least bad one.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland will soon be able to adopt children, officials said Wednesday.
(UPI - News, )

The father-of-three was moved by the dramatic rescue of 'baby 59' and wants to adopt the newborn boy.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Two Detroit-area nurses wanted to adopt each other's children, not rewrite Michigan law on gay marriage.
(Fox News - Politics, )

The charity Samaritans is looking to adopt the latest technologies as it marks its sixtieth anniversary.
(BBC News - Health, )

England boss Mark Sampson wants more men's clubs to adopt a women's team after his side's World Cup run.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Thousands of pre-schools in China are to adopt an early learning programme developed in Northern Ireland.
(BBC News - Education & Family, )

The BBC has to adopt "clear editorial guidelines" for its reporting on the issue of climate change, MPs say.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Lucy arrived in Bill and Hollie Speed’s lives at the end of a long and exhausting battle to adopt a child.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Hearts vow to become the first football club in Scotland - and biggest in the UK - to adopt the living wage.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

In other words, businesses don't have to adopt local regulatory practices as they expand across the country.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

CIOs and CISOs should study this new model and prepare their organizations to adopt it in a series of stages.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Burbank's Bob Hope Airport has become the first airport in the state to adopt an airport-wide loyalty program.
(Hugo Martin in Los Angeles Times - Money & Company, )

Michael Owen has urged football authorities to adopt an American style draft system for young English players.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Cadillac will be using a new naming scheme for its cars, with the new CT6 being the first to adopt the system.
(Tech Times - Future Tech, )

Lithuania has become the 19th European country to adopt the euro - but enters a currency union deep in crisis.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger may save themselves a bit of a trouble if they adopt this method from the NBA.
(The Independent - Sport, )

The Council managed to adopt a modest statement, while sidestepping what to do about President Bashar al-Assad.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Lithuania has become the 19th European country to adopt the euro – but enters a currency union deep in crisis.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Chafee, a former Republican, made headlines during his speech by encouraging the U.S. to adopt the metric system.
(Forbes - Education, )

Nationalising the railways is now official Labour Party policy as activists vote to adopt it at their conference.
(BBC News - Politics, )

The human tendency to adopt the behavior of others when on their home territory has been found in non-human primates.
(Science Daily - News, )

The 32-year-old told Fashionista that she wants more fashion photographers to adopt a more natural look when shooting.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

But drug makers are finding it hard to convince doctors, patients and insurers to adopt them, and their higher prices.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Instead of doing the annual blitz on their home, Britons are now more likely to adopt a ‘clean as you go’ approach.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

FA chairman Greg Dyke says English football faces a bleak future if it fails to adopt his commission's four-point plan.
(BBC News - World News, )

The Dallas Mavericks are the first pro franchise to adopt a software allowing fans to take a virtual tour of its arena.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Malcolm Turnbull advised two of the ABC's most prominent journalists to adopt a 'less aggressive' style of interviewing.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Entertainment, )

Brunei is to adopt a harsh set of Sharia punishments to include death by stoning and amputation, its Sultan has announced.
(The Independent - World News, )

A desire for simplicity and freedom from proprietary hardware led Kukri Sports to adopt a Cloud-based point of sale system.
(ZDNet Australia, )

You don't have to adopt all of these lifesavers, but give each one a try to see if you can stick with it for the long haul.
(Fox News - Health, )

Pakistani lawmakers are set to adopt a bill to ensure other girls aren't forced into marriage by increasing the punishment.
(USA Today - World, )

Duhamel added that he is disappointed that when it came time to adopt a family dog, the Obamas didn’t opt for a rescue pup.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

Irish pharmaceutical company Actavis said it will adopt the Allergan name after closing a deal to buy the Irvine Botox maker.
(Stuart Pfeifer in Los Angeles Times - Business, )

Some European officials may be tempted to adopt the hard-line approach Australia has used to stem a similar tide of migrants.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The computing industry has just begun taking the VP8 codec seriously, but Google wants people to adopt its brand-new successor.
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

Many large Web companies have failed to adopt a decades-old encryption technology to safeguard confidential user communications.
(CNET News - Politics and Law, )

Nadhim Zahawi, the MP for Stratford-Upon-Avon, called on his party to adopt a change of policy in a bid to woo non-white voters.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The government is not saying which of the commission of audit's recommendations it will adopt but admits many will be unpopular.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Country singer Dolly Parton has promised that she will adopt a dog that was abandoned at Glastonbury, if the owner is not found.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

A U-turn from Coca-Cola as the company says it will adopt government recommendations and introduce traffic light nutrition labels.
(BBC News - Business, )

A couple say a local authority set out to adopt their grandson despite the fact they wanted to care for him and his elder brother.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Jeremy Corbyn’s wife, Laura Alvarez, is likely to adopt the lowest profile of any UK political leader’s spouse in recent memory.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Researchers from Carleton University in Canada suggest busy people may adopt a healthier lifestyle to fulfill such ambitions in life.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Companies really want Windows 10 to succeed and 73 percent of them will attempt to adopt it within the first two years after release.
(ZDNet US, )

An Alberta weather forecaster's on-air struggle with a boisterous canine has gone viral online and brought in offers to adopt the dog.
(UPI - Odd News, )

The British Horseracing Authority is planning to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on anabolic steroids, the organization said on Thursday.
(The New York Times - Sports, )

Members of the European Union need to adopt a standard minimum prison term for suspected cybercriminals, a German lawmaker said Thursday.
(UPI - Emerging Threats, )

Negative sentences with the verb adopt

7 examples:

I can't adopt your view.

One does not adopt a new idea, one slips into it.
(Jean-Paul Sartre)

People can't adopt a healthy diet without help, says nutrition expert.
(BBC News - Health, )

You can show someone a better way to do something, but they will not adopt your approach until they trust you.
(Forbes - Business, )

Fifa president Sepp Blatter warns the organisation will fail if it does not adopt zero tolerance towards racism.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

A new study now solves the mystery of why their close relatives on the neighboring island of Puerto Rico do not adopt the same strategy.
(Science Daily - News, )

Australia will continue to sell nuclear energy to its neighbours but will not adopt it as it searches for sustainable, affordable power.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )


10 examples:

What's the right spirit to adopt when learning a language?

Why will no-one adopt this dog?
(BBC News - World News, )

Why did California adopt the new provisions?
(Tech Times - Science, )

Will politicians adopt fiscally responsible policies?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Have the police been slow to adopt government demands?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Will consumers and merchants adopt the new payment technology?
(CNBC, )

Should societies with vigorous traditions in free speech adopt or strengthen laws against blasphemy?
(CNBC, )

After his tactical master class against Ivo Karlovic, what strategy might Andy Murray adopt when he plays Vasek Pospisil in the quarter-finals here?
(The Independent - Tennis, )

Jean Vanier, 86, founded L'Arche community for people with learning disabilities in 1964. Now his work has been recognised - but can Britain adopt his model?
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

A supermarket in France sells 'ugly' fruit and vegetables at 30 per cent cheaper than 'perfect' ones - why can't some shop over here adopt a similar strategy?
(Daily Mail - News, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

If you can't have children, you could always adopt.

I suggest we adopt flexible tactics for the moment.

Tom was hoping the committee would adopt his proposal.

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we dislike.

The criminal charge is not the matter, it's about the attitude we adopt toward those abuses.

This is one of those views which are so absurd that only very learned men could possibly adopt them.

Some people do not have a consistent set of principles; they just adopt whatever principles benefit them at the moment.

This is one of the reasons why the Tatoeba Project asks members not to adopt orphan sentences in languages other than their own native language.

We are well aware of the fact that he is a specialist in that language, nevertheless he is not allowed to adopt any sentence written in it, since that isn't his mother tongue.

Since this isn’t your native language, I’d suggest unowning this sentence, leaving it free for a native speaker to adopt. This way we can all be confident that it’s a good sentence.

Adopt the pace of nature.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Have the courage not to adopt another's courage.
(American proverb)

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

When you're in a strange city, adopt its manners.
(Hebrew proverb)

I want to get married again and have kids and even adopt.
(Sophia Bush)

When I'm ready, I plan to adopt. I still believe in family.
(LaToya Jackson)

Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money.
(Alfred Marshall)

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
(Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

The laws that we adopt embody the values and mores of our constituents.
(Joe Moore)

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike.
(Oscar Wilde)

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
(Oscar Wilde)

Jews are the intensive form of any nationality whose language and customs they adopt.
(Emma Lazarus)

Yet, she wants to adopt.
(Rachel Argyle in The Telegraph - Mother Tongue, )

He suggests Canada adopt a middle ground.
(R. Reis Pagtakhan in CBC News - Politics, )

Here are 6 that your company might want to adopt.
(Forbes - Business, )

Salesforce will also adopt Workday HCM internally.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

Youth football organization will adopt new safety measures.
(USA Today - NFL, )

Don’t adopt a ‘bulk buy’ approach, says Fidelity's Maike Currie.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Rebel groups want the military rulers to adopt more democratic reforms.
(USA Today - World, )

The government wants more GP surgeries in England to adopt longer hours.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Greenpeace urges Beijing to adopt proper chemical management regulations.
(USA Today - World, )

Students adopt good values while gaining expertise in eco sustainability.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

But they are likely to adopt very different methods to secure a late call-up.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The local council will immediately adopt the new Microsoft OS on its release.
(ZDNet Australia, )

Enticing Americans to adopt electric cars would give utilities' profits a jolt.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

A couple needs to adopt firm, commonsense rules for their joint financial life.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

The metaphors we adopt about retirement can shape perceptions as well as actions.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Rescued dog's unique tongue is winning him fame, and encouraging others to adopt.
(NBC News Entertainment, )

Adopt these 10 mental habits to advance your career as far as possible this year.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Michael Buchanan reports on a German scheme to let families 'adopt a grandparent'.
(BBC News - World News, )

When schools adopt healthful nutrition policies and practices, kids' diets improve.
(Science Daily - News, )

Gradients of fibroblast growth factors often induce cells to adopt different fates.
(Nature, )

In any of these cases, it helps patients to exercise and adopt a healthy lifestyle.
(Science Daily - News, )

Soon she will be introduced to adult orangutans in the hope that one will adopt her.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Progressive Field’s concessions adopt a system that converts food waste to energy.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Steve Evans reports from Seoul on a move to get more South Koreans to adopt children.
(BBC News - World News, )

"Save the planet!" "Adopt a thug!" And other hidden messages from our favourite shows.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Entertainment, )

The RNA-binding sites adopt different structures to adapt to a fixed protein scaffold.
(Nature Communications, )

Biopolymers adopt functional tertiary structures through folding and multiplex formation.
(Nature Chemistry, )

Newly formed Thread Group hopes more smart gadget makers will adopt its wireless protocol.
(USA Today - Tech, )

She has owned the spotted dogs at various times in her life and was keen to adopt another.
(David Lazarus in Los Angeles Times - Business, )

That doesn't bode well for getting children to adopt healthier lifestyles, say researchers.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Target CEO Steinhafel is calling to adopt chip-based credit-card technology to thwart theft.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Wells Fargo is feeling the need to test proof-of-concept ideas that it could possibly adopt.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Ireland is now the first nation to adopt same-sex marriage by popular vote, The NYT reports.
(CNBC, )

Just as every baby is unique, so too are the paths to parenthood for most families who adopt.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Gerrard has prepared his England team-mates to expect San Marino to adopt any available tactic.
(Jeremy Wilson in The Telegraph - Sport, )

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is calling to adopt chip-based credit-card technology to thwart theft.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

An extra £50m will be given to councils in England next year to help recruit more people to adopt.
(BBC News - Education & Family, )

Men and women are more successful when they adopt healthy behaviours as a couple, research reveals.
(BBC News - Health, )

Some firms adopt take-it-or-leave-it policy for starting salaries to foster transparency, fairness.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Little by little, the Kings are starting to adopt some of the speech patterns of a certain Canadian.
(Lisa Dillman in Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

Archer Daniels Midland will adopt a new policy to fight deforestation by soy and palm-oil suppliers.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Female CFOs are less likely to adopt high-risk tax-avoidance strategies than their male counterparts.
(CNBC, )

Humans naturally struggle with their own identity so seek to adopt one from a group to feel included.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Some startups adopt take-it-or-leave-it policy for starting salaries to foster transparency, fairness.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Swiss team Sauber adopt an 'anteater' nose in their design for their Formula 1 car for the 2014 season.
(BBC Sport - Formula 1, )

Sean Penn has reportedly filed documents to legally adopt Charlize Theron's three-year-old son Jackson.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

To increase donations, the research suggests that future health policies adopt a community-level focus.
(Science Daily - News, )

With the loss of Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, Lakers adopt a unified strategy to stop opponents.
(Ben Bolch in Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

The FCC establishes rules to push cell service providers and VoIP services to adopt text-to-911 services.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Hamilton believes that, if Senna were driving today, the Brazilian would adopt a similar style to his own.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

A gay couple say they had to go to England to adopt because of confusion over the law in Northern Ireland.
(BBC News - Education & Family, )

Ed Miliband has urged the prime minister to adopt Labour's plans for tenancies and rent increase controls.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Authorities in Italy said a man posed as a cat lover to adopt more than a dozen cats he would kill and eat.
(UPI - Odd News, )

Enterprises and other cloud providers will need to adopt OpenPOWER at scale to tip the data center balance.
(ZDNet US, )

But soon, we could see a leap forward from gaming alone to other business sectors that adopt the technology.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

A new free school will adopt the teaching methods of Ancient Greece to unlock the potential of its students.
(The Independent - Education, )

BHP urges the energy sector to quickly adopt a pure market approach to LNG prices, but Santos is not so sure.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Business, )

Even the strongest passwords can be hacked, which is why Google urges users to adopt two-step authentication.
(CNET News, )

When staying warm means staring at undreamy pipes, adopt a hidden agenda—and conceal the heaters creatively.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

French President Francois Hollande signed into law Saturday a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt.
(CNN - World News, )

Scientists have discovered that different species adopt different jumping styles depending on their environment.
(Science Daily - News, )

Here, scientists present two views about the best research strategies to adopt if treatments are to be improved.
(Nature, )

Nearly 20 percent of all U.S. states may adopt technology from Connecticut's lauded health insurance marketplace.
(CNBC, )

Within microbial communities, microorganisms adopt different lifestyle strategies to use the available resources.
(Nature Communications, )

Microsoft hopes both businesses and loyal fans will adopt Windows 10 on phones; business might be the better bet.
(ZDNet UK, )

The book publisher will terminate agency contracts and will no longer adopt "most favored nation" pricing clauses.
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

Trainer Mark Bradstock should adopt it as his stable motto as he leads novice Coneygree into the Betfred Gold Cup.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

A husband and wife from Alabama ventured into the deadly unrest in Ukraine to adopt four children from the country.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

For parents who adopt HIV-positive children, discrimination can come as a "total shock," and an all-too-common one.
(NBC News Health, )

The Church of England is to formally adopt legislation which could see its first female bishops ordained next year.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Microsoft hopes both businesses and loyal fans will adopt Windows 10 on phones; businesses might be the better bet.
(ZDNet UK, )

One of the biggest moves Teradata made was to disrupt their selling process and adopt a Services Selling Path model.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Some airlines may soon adopt a smaller size standard for carry-on luggage, shrinking the current size by 21 percent.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

The Obama administration will formally adopt an ambitious regulation for cutting greenhouse-gas pollution on Monday.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

This critically endangered frog is currently only one of two species known to adopt this novel reproductive strategy.
(Science Daily - News, )

Now shifts in how Washington works require that companies adopt new, technology-driven government affairs strategies.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Now, as businesses adopt more Google Apps add-ons, it is beefing up support for ISVs and technology platform partners.
(ZDNet US, )

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