Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) adopt, follow, espouse (choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans) "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
- S: (v) adopt, borrow, take over, take up (take up and practice as one's own)
- S: (v) assume, adopt, take on, take over (take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities) "When will the new President assume office?"
- S: (v) assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take (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"
- S: (v) adopt, take in (take into one's family) "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
- S: (v) dramatize, dramatise, adopt (put into dramatic form) "adopt a book for a screenplay"
- S: (v) espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up (take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own) "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"