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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.
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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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According to her, 6,713 children from Kyrgyzstan, including those adopted by foreign citizens, were adopted in 2011-2017 years.
Eleven-year-old Emil* still doesn't know he's adopted.
Challenges Adopted Students Face, According to Grade Level
Welsh ministers will consult on using new powers to extend access to such services to other categories of people such as the children and grandchildren of adopted people, and to members of the adopted person's wider family, such as the spouses of their descendants.
Further, the women of the adopter's family would observe pardah ( veil) in front of such an adopted member because he doesn't belong to the family", he said.
8220;Kid” shelter representatives (or adopters) organize drives and fundraise for their adopted shelter (adoptees).
Ranjit, a man who has adopted an animal, said that it is a wonderful opportunity for people to connect with the nature.
However, at a recent ceremony, Mary and Stephen Marler of Houston held their one-year-old adopted child as Mary Marler said, "The wait was emotional, even excruciating, but it was worth all of it.
3 : to accept and put into action <The state adopted a law requiring drivers to wear seat belts.
Currently, most of the children being adopted internationally are from China, Russia, Guatemala, and South Korea.
Angelina Jolie adopted her son Maddox from Cambodia and more recently, with partner Brad Pitt, her daughter Zahara from Ethiopia.
MADONNA has joined a growing list of celebrity mums who have adopted ThirdWorld babies.
It is the CPA's responsibility to contact the board of accountancy in the jurisdiction in which he or she intends to practice to determine whether it has adopted section 23 and accepts notifications, as well as whether it has requirements in addition to those specified by the UAA.
Adopted children will be able to acquire Canadian citizenship as soon as the adoption process is completed, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Monte Solberg proposed in a new bill in the House of Commons to amend the Citizenship Act.