verb (used with object)
Origin of adopt
Examples from the Web for re-adopt
If you would have the peace of the old times, re-adopt the precepts and policy of the old times.The Life Of Abraham Lincoln|Ward H. Lamon
Disown them once and the ability to re-adopt them will have disappeared with them.Menticulture|Horace Fletcher
Let us re-adopt the Declaration of Independence, and the practices and policy which harmonize with it.
Let us re-adopt the Declaration of Independence, and with it the practices and policy which harmonize with it.Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865|Abraham Lincoln
Word Origin for adopt
c.1500, a back-formation from adoption or else from Middle French adopter or directly from Latin adoptare "take by choice, choose for oneself, select, choose" (especially a child). Originally in English also of friends, fathers, citizens, etc. Sense of "to legally take as one's own child" and that of "to embrace, espouse" a practice, method, etc. are from c.1600. Related: Adopted; adopting.