- to choose or take as one's own; make one's own by selection orassent:
- to take and rear (the child of other parents) as one's own child,specifically by a formal legal act.
- to take or receive into any kind of new relationship:
- to select as a basic or required textbook or series of textbooks in acourse.
- to vote to accept
- to accept or act in accordance with
- to provide support for or relief to help
- to promote the progress or accomplishment of; facilitate.
- to give help or assistance.
- help or support; assistance.
- a person or thing that aids or furnishes assistance; helper; auxiliary.
- an occupation or profession, especially one requiring special training,followed as one's lifework
- a person's progress or general course of action through life or througha phase of life, as in some profession or undertaking
- success in a profession, occupation, etc.
- a course, especially a swift one.
- to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate tobelieve.
- Archaic. to fear; be apprehensive about.
- to be uncertain about something; be undecided in opinion or belief.
- a feeling of uncertainty about the truth, reality, or nature of something.
- a state of affairs such as to occasion uncertainty.
- exertion of physical or mental power:
- an earnest or strenuous attempt:
- something done by exertion or hard work:
- physical power or strength possessed by a living being:
- strength or power exerted upon an object; physical coercion; violence:
- strength; energy; power; intensity:
- to act against or provide resistance to; combat.
- to stand in the way of; hinder; obstruct.
- to be hostile or adverse to, as in opinion:
- to set as an obstacle or hindrance.
- possible, as opposed to actual:
- capable of being or becoming:
- Grammar. expressing possibility:
- possibility; potentiality:
- a latent excellence or ability that may or may not be developed.
- to be in the service of; work for.
- to be useful or of service to; help.
- to go through (a term of service, imprisonment, etc.).
- to render active service to (a sovereign, commander, etc.).
- to render obedience or homage to (God, a sovereign, etc.).