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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.
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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

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.
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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.
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The impetus for the project was a recognition that that two important goals could be achieved simultaneously; these two goals included providing opportunities for students to develop a better understanding of operant principles by using them in a handson manner, and helping to make unwanted shelter dogs more readily adoptable.
The greatest demand among all races is for the infants and toddlers who make up only 4 percent of all adoptable children.
Then you can help the shelter office update its filing system, run errands or design a Web site that features photos of adoptable dogs.
But healthy, adoptable animals, those we have a high success rate with.
7-9: Conference: North American Council on Adoptable Children; Vancouver; E-mail: info@nacac.
Adopters can "Pay What They Want" in adoption fees for SVACA's adoptable animals.
7-9: Conference, North American Council on Adoptable Children, Vancouver; E-mail: info@nacac.
The group, founded by baseball's Tony La Russa (who was there in person) wants to end the killing of adoptable companion animals, and event chairs Lee Barsky, Penny Hill and Rita Greenbaum made sure some of Sarasota's biggest animal lovers attended.
com)-- Walgreens Sherman Oaks is sponsoring this pet adoption event featuring wonderful adoptable animals from numerous rescue organizations and animal shelters and various pet industry experts.