adoption - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/əˈdɒpʃ(ə)n/
singularadoption
pluraladoptions
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process of making a child legally part of your family, or an instance of this

    For many childless couples, adoption is the best solution.

    She had put her son up for adoption.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the decision to use or accept a particular idea, method, law, or attitude
    adoption of:

    We will encourage a wider adoption of this strategy for pollution control.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] British the choice of someone to represent a political party in an election