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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-dopt]
    • /əˈdɒpt/
    • /əˈdɒptər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dopt]
    • /əˈdɒpt/

Definitions of adopter word

  • noun adopter person who adopts a child 3
  • noun adopter person who takes up something 3
  • verb with object adopter to choose or take as one's own; make one's own by selection or assent: to adopt a nickname. 1
  • verb with object adopter to take and rear (the child of other parents) as one's own child, specifically by a formal legal act. 1
  • verb with object adopter to take or receive into any kind of new relationship: to adopt a person as a protégé. 1
  • verb with object adopter to select as a basic or required textbook or series of textbooks in a course. 1

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Origin of adopter

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
1490-1500; (< Middle French adopter) < Latin adoptāre, equivalent to ad- ad- + optāre to opt

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Parts of speech for Adopter


adopter popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

adopter usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with adopter

  • what is an early adopter?
  • what are the advantages to being an early adopter?

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