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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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JANUARY 22: The Utah Division of Child and Family Services votes to bar unmarried heterosexual couples and gay and lesbian partners from adopting state-fostered children.
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Prior to the filing of the second return, the taxpayer may file an amended return f or its initial year adopting a permissible accounting method.
The Tax Clinic item, "Adopting the Recurring Item Exception to Economic Performance," TTA, May 1991, at 296, discussed the need for filing a recurring item statement with a 1991 return.
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With insights from all three adoption triad viewpoints, "Adopting Hope" shares a wealth of lessons learned and tips for every person contemplating an adoption journey including: How to have the courage to adopt; How to decide on an open vs.
Katie again spoke of adopting from Bulgaria in 2016, with her third husband, Kieran Hayler, 31.
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The 'Parho Punjab Barho Punjab' scheme saw politicians adopting a school in their constituencies in order to improve the performance of government schools.
But I would like to underline that the adopting party studies the information about the child within 3 months," she said.
'As they say, adopting one will not change the world, but it will certainly change the world for that child,' Poe said as she sat beside adoptive parents, adopted children, and Social Welfare and Development officials.