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 for Adopted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adopted \A*dopt"ed\, a.
     Taken by adoption; taken up as one's own; as, an adopted son,
     citizen, country, word. -- A*dopt"ed*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adopt \A*dopt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adopted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Adopting.] [L. adoptare; ad + optare to choose, desire: cf.
     F. adopter. See Option.]
     1. To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir,
        friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily (a child
        of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own
        child.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally;
        to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or
        policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adopted
      adj 1: acquired as your own by free choice; "my adopted state";
             "an adoptive country" [syn: adopted, adoptive] [ant:
             native]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "adopted":
     Americanized, Anglicized, accepted, acculturated, acculturized,
     appointed, approved, assimilated, carried, chosen, designated,
     elect, elected, elected by acclamation, embraced, espoused,
     handpicked, indoctrinated, named, naturalized, nominated, passed,
     picked, ratified, select, selected, unanimously elected
  
  

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