1) To choose or take as one's own; make one's own by selection or assent.
M.E., from M.Fr. adopter, from L. adoptare, from → ad- + optare, → opt.
Baroptidan, on the model of bargozidan "to choose," from bar- "on, up, upon, in," → on-, + optidan, → opt.
The act of adopting. The state of being adopted.
Of or involving adoption. Acquired or related by adoption.