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adopt (someone or something) as (something)

1. To choose one for a specific role. We were so impressed with her efforts that we adopted her as the new leader of the organization.
2. To claim ownership of something or establish guardianship or someone. I told Marshall my idea for the project last week, and now he has apparently adopted it as his own. My parents adopted me as their son when I was just two months old.
See also: adopt

adopt out

1. To place a child or pet with a foster family. A noun or pronoun can be used between "adopt" and "out." After my cat gave birth, I spent the next month trying to adopt the kittens out to various people around town. My mother was always threating to adopt me and my sister out whenever we misbehaved.
2. To move to a new place from one's former home as a result of being adopted. Typically used in passive constructions and followed by "to" or "of." Their daughter was adopted out of Central America as a baby. The small nation has seen many of its children being adopted out to other countries as a result of the devastating war.
See also: adopt, out

keep a low profile

To avoid drawing attention, scrutiny, or observation to oneself. A: "I haven't seen you in a while—how are you?" B: "Oh, I'm fine, just keeping a low profile so I can finish my research by the deadline." It's hard for celebrities to keep a low profile when they go out in public.
See also: keep, low, profile
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adopt someone as something

to choose someone as something. The committee will adopt Jane as its candidate.
See also: adopt

adopt something as something

to take on something, such as a policy or principle, as one's own. I will adopt this policy as my own.
See also: adopt
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

keep a low profile

Stay out of public notice, avoid attracting attention to oneself. For example, Until his appointment becomes official, Ted is keeping a low profile. This expression alludes to profile in the sense of "a visible contour," a usage dating from the 1600s. [Late 1900s]
See also: keep, low, profile
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

keep a low profile

COMMON If someone keeps a low profile, they avoid doing things that will make people notice them. The president continues to keep a low profile on vacation in Maine. The Home Secretary was keeping a low profile yesterday when the crime figures were announced in the House of Commons. Note: You can also say that you keep something low profile if you try to avoid attracting attention to it. They have been dating for a month and have kept everything very low profile. Note: You can also use low-profile before a noun. There is no need for the presence of any police officers. This is a low-profile event.
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keep (or maintain) a low profile

avoid attracting public notice or comment.
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adopt, keep, etc. a ˌhigh/ˌlow ˈprofile

try/try not to attract other people’s interest, attention, etc: If I were you, I’d try and keep a low profile until she’s forgotten about the whole thing.In the run-up to the elections all three candidates maintained a high profile.
See also: high, low, profile
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Moreover livestock extension services developed the interest of people to invest in livestock business, also accelerated the adoptability of innovative technologies and ultimately it improved income and living standards of common dairy farmers.
Emotional intelligence Mean SD Mean rank 1 Interpersonal skills 53.25 5.55 2.85 2 Intrapersonal skills 58.31 8.17 4.43 3 Stress control 54.47 6.85 3.43 4 Adoptability 53.04 4.68 2.66 5 General mood and manner 55.24 8.27 3.60 Sl.
A growing number of animal shelters and veterinary clinics around the country are offering kitten kindergartens in an innovative way to socialize kittens and increase their adoptability. Australian veterinary behaviorist Dr.
With the high cost and growing scarcity of labor, mechanization of trace bloom leaf removal is an important next step to improve cost effectiveness and adoptability of this practice (see photo on page 88).
To date, there was no knowledge recorded on growth-development of Thalli sheep which has a good adoptability in the arid zones of Pakistan.
"My role is around consumer adoptability," Lewis says, "so I conduct focus groups, individual interviews, and field studies to find out how people want these garments to fit, what other items in their wardrobe would these things replace or complement, and under what circumstances they would wear them."
The higher number and weight of seedling tubers indicated the adoptability of TPS genotypes in Sindh.
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Since they never worked at different institutions under different set ups, they are not aware of adoptability and flexibility.
The literature has described orchestration as a tool that provides: robust and innovative forms of teaching and learning, by taking classroom ecology into consideration; efficiency, by facilitating the use of familiar, tested resources; adoptability, as it helps the teacher organize the necessary resources; and adaptability, as teachers can rely on strategies for adapting the resources according to contingencies that may arise (Dillenbourg, Nussbaum, Dimitriadis, & Roschelle, 2013).
"Studies show that professional photos of adoptable pets have a direct impact on their adoptability,'' Tellier said.
Further, any increase in the amount of time spent by animals in a shelter while awaiting a final disposition causes unnecessary stress on the animal, which results in long-term health consequences and impacts the animal's adoptability. (8)
Responsibility, adoptability, enterprising nature and collaboration strategies are important," said Sayegh while addressing the gathering at Insead global business leaders conference in Abu Dhabi on Monday.