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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.
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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'We have not approved child adoption cases because we need further discussions on the law and procedure.
PDEA already posted the profile of the nine dogs up for adoption, which include one Germanshepherd anda Belgian malinois, aged five to 10 years old.
Horizon's three-year commitment will support the adoption of more than 30 children living with rare diseases.
Kenya banned intra-country adoptions on grounds it risked being abused by child traffickers posing as adoption agencies.
We assume that you are a non-Muslim as generally adoption is not recognised in Islam if the adopted child is not related to you.
are more across the needing a than there adopters For more information about adopting a child, visit adoption or call the agency on 0300 123 2676.
"Through Gift of Adoption, we can change the trajectory of a child's life forever."
It is a response by Voluntary Adoption Agencies (St David's, Barnardo's, AFA Cymru, After Adoption and Adoption UK) to an urgent need highlighted by the National Adoption Service (NAS) to develop a more targeted approach to finding families for priority children across Wales.
Citing a statute Virginia Code 16.1-298 that generally keeps the judgment of the juvenile court in place during an appeal, Shupert the lawyer for the Ottrix family filed a petition for adoption of the child.
"The regulation of Inter-country adoptions have been made strict by the government of India with the enactment of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and notification of Adoption Regulations, 2017," it said in a statement.
Christian ethicists and practical theologians from around the globe help Christians assess and negotiate the vastly complex field of adoption in a world of rapidly changing understandings of family, sexuality, and reproduction.
International Resource News-September 27, 2017--The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption identifies PJM Interconnection as one of the top adoption-friendly companies in US
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has filed a bill calling attention to the plight of neglected and overage children who are considered 'not fit for adoption' here or abroad.
Intercountry adoption has united hundreds of thousands of children with families worldwide.
Historically, the legal and social treatment of mothers involved in adoption has ranged from highly problematic to positively abysmal.