adoptive definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding adoption.
    • Characteristic of adoption.
    • Related by adoption: "increased honesty and revealing between beginning families, adoptive families and adoptees” ( Robyn S. Quinter). See Usage Note at adopt.
    • Related through adoption; more generally speaking, relating to use.
    • Pertaining to adoption; made or obtained by adoption; suited to adopt
    • acquired as your very own by free option
    • of moms and dads and children; relevant by adoption
  • others:
    • Fitted for or provided to adopting: because, a receptive and adoptive language. Constituted by use; adopting or used: as, an adoptive daddy or child. Assumed: as, “adoptive and cheerful boldness,” Milton, Ref. in Eng., i.

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