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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.
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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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Likewise, San Juan will be adopting the municipality of Caba in La Union and the city of Manila to adopt Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija.
But Mufti Arif Qasmi of Darul Uloom Waqf said, " There is no harm in adopting a child.
The city government of Mandaluyong has launched a campaign, urging the public to 'Adopt A Dog' under which not only those who adopt a dog be adopting for the sake of adoption "but will be adopting a trained dog that could be part of their family.
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I have served as the director of adoption services for the New York state Department of Social Services and more recently I have prepared adoption home studies for families who are adopting both domestically and internationally.
as the reason not to adopt domestically--that children of color from other countries aren't actually children of color and can "pass" and be treated as white, which sure is easier for the white adopting parents.
But where Symons, 39, and Rogers, 40, found help adopting their two sons might be the most controversial part of their story--the social service agency of the Roman Catholic Church.
Adopting a new standard also requires that Brazil find a solution to a complex problem: How to switch consumers from analog to digital technology.
Authoritative direction (such as from the Joint Staff) and JFCOM support are the first key enablers in adopting joint.
and the Office of Thrift Supervision are adopting a final rule to implement Section 216 by amending the Interagency Guidelines Establishing Standards for Safe-guarding Customer Information.
Nora Rose Moosnick, Adopting Maternity: White Women who Adopt Transracially and Transnationally.
According to Gural, "Both Howard [Kaye] and I are looking forward to adopting a new class of Dreamers and hopefully duplicate the success of the first program.