adopted adopted  /ə ˈdɑp təd/


  • (adj) acquired as your own by free choice


  1. A new study shows that adopted kids are more likely to require mental health help as teens than non-adopted ones.
  2. Citing her emotional problems, a Dutch diplomat couple gave their adopted Korean daughter back to Hong Kong's social welfare bureau, sparking outrage in Asia and Europe.
  3. I was not a father to her adopted kids in any sense of the word.


  1. Homeless to Hero: Family says adopted dog saved their lives

    By: Alexandra Cowley A Westport Massachusetts mom is crediting her adopted dog with saving her family's life. The 13-year-old chocolate lab was adopted after appearing on ABC 6's "Pick
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 6 Providence

  2. DEARBORN: With budget adopted, council deals with looming major issues

    DEARBORN — When the City Council adopted a balanced budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year May 28, it did so with three major issues on the table.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Dearborn Press & Guide

  3. Policy adopted allowing middle school varsity players

    A policy allowing middle school students to play sports at varsity level has now been adopted. At its meeting Monday, the Brainerd School board held the second reading of the policy.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Brainerd Dispatch


  1. "Here are the facts: For two weeks I was on the phone every day with [Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr.] and the congressional leaders making sure that the principles that have been ultimately adopted were incorporated in the bill," Obama...
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. "We are planning to try to bring the world community together in applying pressure to Iran through sanctions adopted by the United Nations that will be particularly aimed at those enterprises controlled by the Revolutionary Guard," Ms. Clinton...
    on Feb 15, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: National Post

  3. "President Obama and his new government have adopted a series of measures to deal with the financial crisis. We have expectations as to the effects of these measures," Mr. Wen said. "We have lent a huge amount of money to the US Of course we...
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Wen Jiabao Source: New York Times

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repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /