Definition for A-DOPT'

A-DOPT', v.t. [L. adopto, of ad and opto, to desire or choose. See Option.]

  1. To take a stranger into one's family, as son and heir; to take one who is not a child, and treat him as one, giving him a title to the privileges and rights of a child.
  2. In a spiritual sense, to receive the sinful children of men into the invisible church, and into God's favor and protection, by which they become heirs of salvation by Christ. – Brown.
  3. To take or receive as one's own, that which is not naturally so; as, to adopt the opinions of another; or to receive that which is new; as, to adopt a particular mode of husbandry.
  4. To select and take; as, which mode will you adopt?

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