Link to this page 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 View More 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. Related Sources Definition for "adoptive" Sentence for "adoptive" As Philolaus gave them laws concerning… View More Quotes for "adoptive" "I was a sickly baby, and…" View More Phrases for "adoptive" Cross Reference for "adoptive" Equivalent for "adoptive" Same Context for "adoptive"