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Synonyms of the noun adoption

The noun adoption has more than one meaning. Please check the definition for more details about its synonyms.

Equivalent words for the noun adoption, that have the same number of characters:

  1. espousal (8 letter word for adoption)
    • plural: espousals
    • related terms: nonespousal, re-espousal, espousage, espouser

Equivalent words for the noun adoption, that have more characters:

  1. acceptance (10 letter word for adoption)
    • plural: acceptances
    • related terms: nonacceptance, nonacceptant, nonacceptation, proacceptance, quasi-acceptance, Self-acceptance, disacceptance, preacceptance, reacceptance, acceptee, acceptable, accepter, acceptor, acceptant, acception, acceptation, acceptive
  2. acceptation (11 letter word, the longest synonym for adoption)
    • plural: acceptations
    • related terms: nonacceptation, nonacceptance, nonacceptant, acceptee, acceptable, acceptance, accepter, acceptor, acceptant, acception, acceptive
  3. borrowing (9 letter word for adoption)
    • plural: borrowings
    • related terms: nonborrowing, nonborrower, proborrowing, preborrowing, Reborrowing, borrowable, borrower

Hypernyms of the noun adoption

More generic words for the noun adoption, that have fewer characters:

  1. content (7 letter word)
    • plural: contents
    • related terms: Microcontent, noncontent, non-content, quasi-content, self-content, discontent, malcontent, miscontent, precontent, contentful, contentless, contentment, contentness, contentable, contentious, contention, contentation, contently
  2. getting (7 letter word)
    • plural: gettings
    • related terms: begetting, overgetting, Undergetting, getling, getable
  3. liking (6 letter word)
    • plural: likings
    • related terms: self-liking, disliking, disliken, dislikable, disliker, misliking, misliken, mislikable, misliker, overliking, underliking, liken, likeful, likehood, likeness, likesome, likeable, liker, likely, likewise
  4. message (7 letter word)
    • plural: messages
    • related terms: Metamessage, countermessage, intermessage, messagery
  5. money (5 letter word, the shortest hypernym for adoption)
  6. orison (6 letter word)
    • plural: orisons
  7. prayer (6 letter word)
    • plural: prayers
    • related terms: prayerful, prayerless, Prayerlike, prayerwise
  8. support (7 letter word)
    • plural: supports
    • related terms: nonsupport, nonsupportable, nonsupporter, Nonsupportive, prosupport, self-support, self-supportless, presupport, resupport, undersupport, supportful, supportless, supportable, supportance, supporter, supportation, supportive

More generic words for the noun adoption, that have the same number of characters:

  1. approval (8 letter word)
    • plural: approvals
    • related terms: nonapproval, Nonapprovable, proapproval, self-approval, self-approver, disapproval, disapprovable, disapprover, Postapproval, preapproval, reapproval, approvable, approvance, approver
  2. blessing (8 letter word)
    • plural: blessings
    • related terms: outblessing, preblessing, Blessee, blesser
  3. petition (8 letter word)
    • plural: petitions
    • related terms: competition, competitor, competitive, impetition, counterpetition, prepetition, repetition, repetitious, repetitive, petitor

More generic words for the noun adoption, that have more characters:

  1. acquiring (9 letter word)
    • related terms: preacquiring, reacquiring, Acquiree, Acquiry, acquirable, acquirer
  2. appropriation (13 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for adoption)
    • plural: appropriations
    • related terms: nonappropriation, nonappropriable, nonappropriative, proappropriation, disappropriation, disappropriate, malappropriation, malappropriate, misappropriation, misappropriate, reappropriation, reappropriate, appropriable, appropriate, appropriative
  3. approving (9 letter word)
    • related terms: self-approving, self-approval, self-approver, disapproving, disapproval, disapprovable, disapprover, preapproving, preapproval, reapproving, reapproval, approval, approvable, approvance, approver
  4. incorporation (13 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for adoption)
    • plural: incorporations
    • related terms: transincorporation, disincorporation, disincorporate, interincorporation, Misincorporation, preincorporation, preincorporate, reincorporation, reincorporate, incorporal, incorporable, incorporate, incorporeous, incorporative
  5. luckiness (9 letter word)
    • plural: luckinesses
    • related terms: luckier, luckily
  6. proceeding (10 letter word)
    • plural: proceedings
    • related terms: misproceeding, proceeder
  7. proceedings (11 letter word)
    • related term: proceeder
  8. substance (9 letter word)
  9. supplication (12 letter word)
    • plural: supplications
    • related terms: nonsupplication, presupplication, presupply, supplicate, supplicant, supplicative

More generic phrases for the noun adoption:

  1. due process (11 character phrase)
  2. due process of law (18 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for adoption)
  3. good fortune (12 character phrase)
  4. good luck (9 character phrase)
  5. legal proceeding (16 character phrase)
  6. subject matter (14 character phrase)
  7. written account (15 character phrase)
  8. written record (14 character phrase)

Hyponyms of the noun adoption

More specific words for the noun adoption, that have fewer characters:

  1. bosom (5 letter word)
    • plural: bosoms
    • related terms: imbosom, disbosom, bosomy, bosomer
  2. clinch (6 letter word)
    • plural: clinches
    • related term: clincher
  3. cuddle (6 letter word)
  4. embrace (7 letter word)
    • plural: embraces
    • related terms: coembrace, disembrace, interembrace, reembrace, re-embrace, embracery, embracer, embracive
  5. hug (3 letter word, the shortest hyponym for adoption)
    • plural: hugs
    • related terms: Cyberhug, hugsome, hugy, huger, hugeous
  6. nestle (6 letter word)
    • plural: nestles
    • related terms: Nestless, nestler
  7. raid (4 letter word)
    • plural: raids
    • related terms: counterraid, raider
  8. snuggle (7 letter word)
    • plural: snuggles
    • related terms: snuggly, Snuggler
  9. squeeze (7 letter word)
    • plural: squeezes
    • related terms: besqueeze, intersqueeze, squeezy, squeezable, squeezer

More specific words for the noun adoption, that have more characters:

  1. crossover (9 letter word)
    • plural: crossovers
    • related term: noncrossover
  2. misappropriation (16 letter word, the longest hyponym for adoption)
    • plural: misappropriations
    • related term: misappropriate
  3. naturalisation (14 letter word)
    • related terms: natural, naturism, naturist, naturize
  4. naturalization (14 letter word)
  5. plunderage (10 letter word)
    • plural: plunderages

More specific phrases for the noun adoption:

  1. grade separation (16 character phrase)
  2. pedestrian crossing (19 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hyponym for adoption)
  3. zebra crossing (14 character phrase)

Related words for the term adoption, that have fewer characters:

  1. copying (7 letter word)
    • related terms: microcopying, miscopying, photocopying, Photocopiable, photocopier, precopying, recopying, copiable, copier, copious
  2. indent (6 letter word)
    • inflections: indented, indenting, indents
    • related terms: Unindent, indentee, indentment, indenture, indenter, indentor, indention, indentation, indentwise
  3. mocking (7 letter word)
    • related terms: unmocking, Unmockable, mockage, mockery, mockful, mockish, mockable, mocker
  4. papers (6 letter word)
  5. rebirth (7 letter word)
  6. seizure (7 letter word)
    • related terms: disseizure, reseizure
  7. taking (6 letter word)
    • related terms: untaking, untaken, untakable, mistaking, mistaken, mistakable, mistaker, overtaking, overtaken, overtakable, overtaker, retaking, retaken, retaker, undertaking, undertaken, undertakery, undertakable, undertaker, taken, takeful, takeable, taker
  8. Adopt (5 letter word)
    • inflections: adopted, adopting, adopts
    • related terms: unadopt, unadoptable, unadoption, unadoptive, preadopt, preadoption, readopt, readoption, adoptee, adoptian, adoptable, adopter, adoptious, adoptant, adoption, adoptive, adoptative
  9. Adopted (7 letter word)
    • related terms: unadopted, unadoptable, unadoption, unadoptive, preadopted, preadoption, readopted, readoption, adoptee, adoptian, adoptable, adopter, adoptious, adoptant, adoption, adoptive, adoptative
  10. Adoptee (7 letter word)
    • related terms: adopter, adoptious, adoption, adoptive
  11. Adoptiv (7 letter word)

Related words for the term adoption, that have the same number of characters:

  1. conquest (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unconquest, counterconquest, postconquest, Post-conquest, preconquest, preconquestal, pre-Conquest, pre-conquestal, reconquest
  2. deriving (8 letter word)
    • related terms: coderiving, misderiving, misderivation, prederiving, prederivation, derival, derivable, derivate, deriver, derivant, derivation, derivative
  3. invasion (8 letter word)
  4. pastiche (8 letter word)
  5. pirating (8 letter word)
    • related terms: piracy, piratery, piratess, piratic, piratism, piraty, Pirater, piratize
  6. plagiary (8 letter word)
  7. takeover (8 letter word)
  8. trespass (8 letter word)
    • inflections: trespassed, trespassing, trespasses
    • related terms: countertrespass, Cybertrespass, trespassage, trespasser
  9. Adoptees (8 letter word)
    • related terms: adoptee, adopter, adoptious, adoption, adoptive
  10. Adopting (8 letter word)
    • related terms: preadopting, preadoption, readopting, readoption, adoptee, adoptian, adoptable, adopter, adoptious, adoptant, adoption, adoptive, adoptative
  11. Adoptism (8 letter word)
    • related terms: adoptee, adoptian, adoptable, adopter, adoptious, adoptant, adoption, adoptive, adoptative
  12. Adoptive (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unadoptive, unadoptable, unadoption, adoptee, adoptian, adoptable, adopter, adoptious, adoptant, adoption, adoptative

Related words for the term adoption, that have more characters:

  1. americanization (15 letter word)
  2. acculturation (13 letter word)
    • related terms: accultural, acculturate, acculturize, acculturative
  3. admission (9 letter word)
    • related terms: unadmission, unadmissible, unadmissive, preadmission, readmission, admissable, admissible, Admissor, admissive
  4. affiliation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: unaffiliation, Unaffiliate, disaffiliation, disaffiliate, interaffiliation, interaffiliate, preaffiliation, preaffiliate, reaffiliation, reaffiliate, affiliable, affiliate, Affiliative
  5. arrogation (10 letter word)
    • related terms: arrogate, arrogance, arrogant, arrogative
  6. assimilation (12 letter word)
    • related terms: deassimilation, inassimilation, inassimilable, autoassimilation, disassimilation, disassimilate, disassimilative, malassimilation, reassimilation, reassimilate, assimilable, assimilate, assimilative
  7. assumption (10 letter word)
    • related terms: overassumption, overassumptive, preassumption, reassumption, assumptious, assumptive
  8. circumcision (12 letter word)
    • related terms: uncircumcision, circumciser, circumcission
  9. colonization (12 letter word)
    • related terms: decolonization, decolonise, decolonize, decolonisation, intercolonization, intercolonial, intercolonize, recolonization, recolonise, recolonize, recolonisation, colonette, colonial, colonic, colonist, colony, colonate, coloner, colonise, colonize, colonisation
  10. conversion (10 letter word)
  11. derivation (10 letter word)
    • related terms: misderivation, prederivation, rederivation, derival, derivable, derivate, deriver, derivant, derivative
  12. embracement (11 letter word)
    • related terms: re-embracement, embracery, embracer, embracive
  13. embracing (9 letter word)
    • related terms: interembracing, reembracing, embracery, embracer, embracive
  14. encroachment (12 letter word)
    • related term: encroacher
  15. enslavement (11 letter word)
    • related terms: reenslavement, re-enslavement, enslaver
  16. imitation (9 letter word)
    • related terms: counterimitation, counterimitate, disimitation, disimitate, overimitation, overimitate, overimitative, preimitation, preimitate, preimitative, imitable, imitate, imitant, imitative
  17. infringement (12 letter word)
    • related terms: infringible, infringer
  18. nationalization (15 letter word)
  19. occupation (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unoccupation, inoccupation, anteoccupation, disoccupation, disoccupy, preoccupation, preoccupy, preoccupate, preoccupant, preoccupative, reoccupation, reoccupy, occupy, occupable, occupance, occupant, occupative
  20. pasticcio (9 letter word)
  21. plagiarism (10 letter word)
  22. preemption (10 letter word)
  23. preoccupation (13 letter word)
    • related terms: overpreoccupation, overpreoccupy, preoccupy, preoccupate, preoccupant, preoccupative
  24. prepossession (13 letter word)
    • related term: prepossessor
  25. redeemedness (12 letter word)
    • related terms: unredeemedness, unredeemedly
  26. redemption (10 letter word)
    • related terms: postredemption, preredemption, redemptible, redemptor, redemptive
  27. reformation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: antereformation, counterreformation, Counterreformer, Counter-Reformation, Post-reformation, prereformation, pre-Reformation, re-reformation, reformism, reformist, reformable, reformate, reformer, reformative
  28. regeneration (12 letter word)
    • related terms: unregeneration, unregenerable, unregenerate, unregenerative, irregeneration, irregenerate, re-regeneration, re-regenerate, regenerable, regenerate, regenerance, regenerant, regenerative
  29. requisition (11 letter word)
    • inflections: requisitioned, requisitioning, requisitions
    • related terms: derequisition, prerequisition, requisitor
  30. salvation (9 letter word)
    • related terms: presalvation, salvator, Salvative
  31. simulation (10 letter word)
    • related terms: dissimulation, dissimulate, dissimuler, dissimulative, Microsimulation, Resimulation, simulate, simulance, simuler, simulize, simulant, simulty, simulative
  32. subjugation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: subjugal, subjugable, subjugate
  33. trespassing (11 letter word)
    • related terms: untrespassing, trespassage, trespasser
  34. usurpation (10 letter word)
    • related terms: usurpment, usurpor, usurption, usurpative
  35. nonadoption (11 letter word)
    • related terms: nonadoptable, nonadopter
  36. proadoption (11 letter word)
  37. unadoption (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unadoptable, unadoptive
  38. preadoption (11 letter word)
  39. readoption (10 letter word)
  40. adoptian (8 letter word)
    • related terms: adoptianism, adoptianist
  41. adoptable (9 letter word)
    • related terms: nonadoptable, nonadopter, nonadoption, unadoptable, unadoption, unadoptive, adoptee, adoptian, adopter, adoptious, adoptant, adoption, adoptive, adoptative
  42. adopter (7 letter word)
    • related terms: nonadopter, nonadoptable, nonadoption, adoptee, adoptian, adoptable, adoptious, adoptant, adoption, adoptive, adoptative
  43. adoptious (9 letter word)
  44. adoptant (8 letter word)
    • related terms: adoptee, adoptian, adoptable, adopter, adoptious, adoption, adoptive, adoptative
  45. adoptative (10 letter word)
    • related terms: adoptee, adoptian, adoptable, adopter, adoptious, adoptant, adoption, adoptive

Related phrase for the term adoption, that has the same number of characters:

  1. new life (8 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term adoption, that have more characters:

  1. borrowed plumes (15 character phrase)
  2. citizenship by naturalization (29 character phrase)
  3. citizenship papers (18 character phrase)
  4. culture shock (13 character phrase)
  5. naturalized citizenship (23 character phrase)
  6. new birth (9 character phrase)
  7. playing God (11 character phrase)
  8. second birth (12 character phrase)
  9. spiritual purification (22 character phrase)
  10. taking over (11 character phrase)
  11. Adopted child (13 character phrase)
  12. Adopted parent (14 character phrase)
  13. Adopting parents (16 character phrase)
  14. Adoption agencies (17 character phrase)
  15. Adoption agency (15 character phrase)
  16. Adoption Triad (14 character phrase)
  17. Adoptive families (17 character phrase)
  18. Adoptive family (15 character phrase)
  19. Child adoption (14 character phrase)
  20. Common-law adoption (19 character phrase)
  21. Common law adoption (19 character phrase)
  22. Domestic adoption (17 character phrase)

Other related term for the term adoption:

  1. Sub-mom (7 character term)

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