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Adopt, 1) to receive to the place of a child: Oth. I, 3, 191. Joined with heir: “to be --ed heir to Frederick,” As I, 2, 246. R2 IV, 109. H6C I, 1, 135. I, 4, 98. II, 2, 88.
2) to receive as one's own what is not so naturally: “a Roman now --ed,” Tit. I, 463. “an --ed name,” H4A V, 2, 18. “which you a. your policy,” Cor. III, 2, 48. “new --ed to our hate,” Lr. I, 1, 206.
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