adoption - definitions and synonyms

adoption noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

    Example Sentenses:

    • its adoption by society

    • the proposal found wide acceptance

  2. English Meaning: 

    : a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)

  3. English Meaning: 

    : the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

    Example Sentenses:

    • the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent

    Synonyms:

    borrowing