adopt, follow, espouse
Meaning: choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
adopt, borrow, take_over, take_up
Meaning: take up and practice as one's own
assume, adopt, take_on, take_over
Meaning: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
assume, acquire, adopt, take_on, take
Meaning: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
Meaning: take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
For this purpose we will adopt certain definitions.
"I can adopt that hand on occasion, as I'll prove to your satisfaction."
But he was unable to adopt that safe and golden mean, which his wife recommended.
This counsel was very distasteful to me, but I thought I could not do otherwise than adopt it.
The old woman, having taken the other twelve, could not well refuse to adopt these little orphans also.
We were now to begin to adopt a mode of travelling both more expeditious and less fatiguing than hitherto.
Nevertheless, they send abroad to discover the customs of nations, and the best of these they always adopt.
I am so impressed by the importance of these phenomena that I adopt the hypothesis which they so naturally suggest.
Should the scheme he had now sketched prove feasible, Silver, already doubly a traitor, would not hesitate to adopt it.
"I reckon I better adopt some decent young man," his father returned. "I'd bring Bibbs up here and put him in your place if he was fit.