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adopt (someone or something) as

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

keep a low profile

To avoid drawing attention, scrutiny, or observation to oneself. A: "I haven't seen you in awhile—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

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

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]
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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.
See also: keep, low, profile

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.
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Nussbaum, Dillenbourg, Dimitriadis and Roschelle (2013), suggest four advantages to using orchestration: (1) it allows the teaching-learning process to be viewed as a whole, taking into account specific contexts; (2) it improves efficiency by allowing teachers to work with tried and trusted resources, (3) it improves adoptability, allowing the adoption of new resources to be presented to the teacher in a well-organized, coherent and attractive fashion; (4) it improves adaptability, acknowledging the fact that the teaching process is often dependent on what happens in real time in the classroom.
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The above analysis for PME strengthens the claim in the research question that generic tools can be developed to facilitate wider adoptability of the PME application where more specific requirements from cities add value to these common capabilities.
Our proposed system also focuses on using less system resources, as well as, increasing adoptability with new requirements without affecting existing functionality (flexibility) of devices for data owners.
Visitors to the websites can answer trivia questions about dogs or cats, and, whether their answers are right or wrong, the website donates 10 pieces of kibble per question, improving shelter pets' health and by extension their adoptability and happiness.
1993), job satisfaction, (Oliver and Anderson, 1994), confidence (Gist and Mitchell, 1992) and adoptability (Scott and Bruce, 1994).
Instructional Effectiveness and Adoptability of Multimedia Instructional Modules in E-Learning.
It is warranted to deeply investigate their genetic make-up to fully exploit its milk production potentials and adoptability to the local climate.
The simplicity and adoptability of the REST-based web services, however, come with a price.
In supply chain context other criteria like ability to work as strategic alliance, technological compatibility, adoptability to new management style, ability to participate in product development etc.
Even with the limitations of adoptability, the pendulum effect, and obtaining the most appropriate form of decentralisation, delegated bodies wielded significant powers since management had huge resources at their disposal.
Overall success and adoptability of any treatment or technique depends on its economic feasibility.
A new approach and paradigm is required that can encourage- practice and participation, receptivity and adoptability, and rational selection of the business venture.