Adoption
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Adoption [uh-dop-shuhn]

NOUN

NOUN

  • The process of establishing a legal relationship between a child and a parent other than the child's biological parent.

  • The act of adopting.

  • The act of acquiring a stray or abandoned pet.

  • The act of accepting something as an idea or principle.

Example

"My friend is planning on growing her family through adoption."

"She is known for adoption and care of stray dogs and cats."

Synonyms

Acceptance, Approval, Enactment, Endorsement, Maintenance, Ratification, Appropriation, Assumption, Fosterage, Raising, Naturalizing

Antonyms

Disapproval, Opposition, Refusal, Rejection, Pass, Repudiation

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