to decide on for or take to 1's self; make a person's own by choice or assent; receive or agree to as a personal belonging or viewpoint: as, to consider a name or an idea; an adopted citizen or nation; the conference adopted the resolution.
particularly, to admit into a relation of association; confer the rights or benefits of kinship upon, as you that is not obviously associated or connected; especially, to get and treat as a child or person in a person's family, etc.: as, the orphans were adopted by pals. See adoption, 2. To simply take or get into almost any new commitment: as, to consider people as an heir, or as a buddy, guide, or example.
In euchre, to relax and play with all the suit turned-up for trumps: a privilege of the supplier.