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  • take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    • She embraced Catholicism
    • They adopted the Jewish faith
  • put into dramatic form
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • take into one's family
    • They adopted two children from Nicaragua
  • 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
  • take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    • When will the new President assume office?
  • take up and practice as one's own
  • choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
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