adopt
verb.
choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
She followed the feminist movement|The candidate espouses Republican ideals
Synonym: espouse, follow
verb.
take up and practice as one's own
verb.
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
When will the new President assume office?
verb.
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
His voice took on a sad tone|The story took a new turn|he adopted an air of superiority|She assumed strange manners|The gods assume human or animal form in these fables
verb.
take into one's family
They adopted two children from Nicaragua
Synonym: take in
verb.
put into dramatic form
adopt a book for a screenplay
verb.
take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
She embraced Catholicism|They adopted the Jewish faith