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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.
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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While efforts to recruit more adopters have been successful, we need to see even greater numbers coming forward and, if we are to meet the needs of the children currently waiting the longest, we need those potential adopters to be open to a range of children, especially those sibling groups.
NO formal qualifications are necessary but all adopters will need to have had some experience of caring for their own or other people's children.
There are also six gay adopters on the register from Liverpool, ranking it mid level out of the North West counties.
Various factors may affect the four adopter categories in deciding to adopt emerging interactive networked media differently (Chang, Lee, & Kim, 2006; Lin, Chiu, & Lim, 2011).
More than 110 people have asked about becoming adopters since Calderdale Council launched its recruitment campaign in July 2013.
The mean average age of non-adopters was 49 years while that of adopters of organic fertilizer and inorganic fertilizers were 45 years and 44.
One of the strengths of the book is that the sample of 131 adopters of ninety children, while not generalizable to all adopters, includes eastern and western adoptive parents.
In contrast, professionals maintained that any financial transactions between adopters and agencies were inappropriate.
In addition, Spatial's accelerated Adopter time-frame allowed us to move swiftly from the procurement to the development stage.
Therefore, a late adopter on the West Coast could have conceivably adopted a new technology before early adopters in other regions.
Moreover, BLV's span-of-operations screen, and our omission of such a screen, contributes to a substantial difference in average JIT adopter size between the two studies--our adopters are significantly larger.
An innovation can be a new idea, technique, practice, procedure, or anything that is deemed new by the adopter.
In fact, a lot of publishers are already crafting marketing strategies aimed squarely at late adopter segments.
AMNW chief executive Norman Goodwin, said: "Taking that first step towards becoming an adopter can very often be the hardest.