AskDefine | Define adopter

Dictionary Definition

adopter n : a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child [syn: adoptive parent]

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English

Noun

  1. One who adopts.

French

Etymology

From adoptare

Verb

  1. To adopt (claim legal ownership of a child)
  2. To adopt (claim ownership of a child)
  3. To adopt (claim a mannerism or style of someone else's)
  4. To vote (in politics)

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