adopted

a|dopt|ed [əˈdɔptıd US əˈda:p-] adj
1.) an adopted child has been legally made part of a family that he or she was not born into
his adopted son
2.) your adopted country is one that you have chosen to live in permanently

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Adopted — A*dopt ed, a. Taken by adoption; taken up as one s own; as, an adopted son, citizen, country, word. {A*dopt ed*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adopted — adopted, adoptive The correct use of each word is as follows: a child is adopted and its parents are adoptive. The distinction has become eroded in recent usage, especially in extended uses with reference to countries, homes, etc …   Modern English usage

  • adopted — index assumed (feigned), preferred (favored), select Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • adopted — adjective 1 an adopted child has been legally made part of a family that he or she was not born into: his adopted son 2 your adopted country is one that you have chosen to live in permanently …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • adopted —   Hānai.    ♦ Adopted brother or sister, kaikua ana hānai, kaikaina hānai, kaikuahine hānai, kaikunāne hānai.    ♦ Adopted child, hānai, keiki hānai.    ♦ Legally adopted child, keiki hānai ho ohiki.    ♦ Siblings in the relationship may speak of …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Adopted — Adopt A*dopt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adopted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adopting}.] [L. adoptare; ad + optare to choose, desire: cf. F. adopter. See {Option}.] 1. To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adopted — a|dopt|ed [ ə daptəd ] adjective 1. ) legally made a part of a family that is not your original family: Are both of their kids adopted? 2. ) someone s adopted country is the country they have chosen to live in and not the one they were born in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • adopted — UK [əˈdɒptɪd] / US [əˈdɑptəd] adjective 1) legally made a part of a family that is not your original family Are both of their children adopted? 2) someone s adopted country is the country they have chosen to live in and not the one they were born …   English dictionary

  • adopted — /əˈdɒptəd/ (say uh doptuhd) verb 1. past tense and past participle of adopt. –adjective 2. having become legally the child of a parent or parents who are not the birth parents. 3. in a familial relationship by virtue of adoption; adoptive: my… …   Australian English dictionary

  • adopted — See adopted, adoptive …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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