adoptee

adoptee

[uh-dop-tee, ad-op-]
noun
a person who is adopted.

Origin:
1890–95; adopt + -ee

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adopt (əˈdɒpt)
 
vb
1.  law to bring (a person) into a specific relationship, esp to take (another's child) as one's own child
2.  to choose and follow (a plan, technique, etc)
3.  to take over (an idea, etc) as if it were one's own
4.  to take on; assume: to adopt a title
5.  to accept (a report, etc)
 
[C16: from Latin adoptāre to choose for oneself, from optāre to choose]
 
adop'tee
 
n
 
a'dopter
 
n
 
a'doption
 
n

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