Adopt : Synonyms and Antonyms


( Verb )

The Clinton Foundation adopted more than thousand children from India and Sri Lanka affected by Tsunami


1. Accept

2. Appropriate

3. Approve

4. Assume

5. Embrace

6. Endorse

7. Espouse

8. Follow

9. Maintain

10. Ratify

11. Sleet

12. Support

Contextual Examples:

He proposed marriage and she accepted.

Some of the opposition policies have been appropriated by the government.

I approve of your trying to earn some money but do not neglect your studies.

I think we can safely assume that the present situation is going to continue.

She was quick to embrace the opportunity.


1. Abandon

2. Abnegate

3. Cast aside

4. Cast off

5. Disclaim

6. Disown

7. Give up

8. Reject

9. Renounce

10. Repudiate

11. Spurn

Contextual Examples:

They abandoned their properties and lands to the invading forces.

She has cast her old friends aside.

I never give up my ambitions just to save few bucks.

The players who were previously rejected have been brought back into the team.

They have renounced their old criminal ways of life.The Synonyms and Antonyms form an integral part of the English Language. Acquaintance with the vocabulary of the English language is a necessity for effective expression either in written or in an oral from. Synonyms are nothing but the similar meanings of a particular word or its semantic relation. A Synonym is a word or a phrase that means the same as another word or a phrase in the same language. Antonyms are the negative connotation of a particular word. An Antonym is a word or phrase that is opposite in meaning to a particular word or a phrase in the same language.

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