Simple past tense and past participle of adopt.(verb)
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Use "adopted" in a sentence
"“Supreme Emergency” is a phrase adopted by Walzer from a 1939 speech by Winston Churchill in an attempt to reconcile just war ethics with the killing of innocent civilians entailed in the nighttime bombing of German cities."
"Far West Entertainment As two-fifths of the night's support act Blush, they are about to perform in front of 14,000 screaming Beliebers—the name adopted by the teen phenom's legions of fans."
"They are the only Argyle, a name adopted for reasons never fully explained."