[uh-dop-shuh n] /əˈdɒp ʃən/
the act of :
the adoption of a new amendment.
the state of being .
mid-14c., from Old French adopcion or directly from Latin adoptionem (nominative adoptio), noun of action from past participle stem of adoptare “chose for oneself, take by choice, select, adopt,” especially “to take into a family, adopt as a child,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + optare “choose, wish, desire” (see option (n.)).
the giving to any one the name and place and privileges of a son who is not a son by birth. (1.) Natural. Thus Pharaoh’s daughter adopted Moses (Ex. 2:10), and Mordecai Esther (Esther 2:7). (2.) National. God adopted Israel (Ex. 4:22; Deut. 7:6; Hos. 11:1; Rom. 9:4). (3.) Spiritual. An act of God’s grace by which he brings men into the number of his redeemed family, and makes them partakers of all the blessings he has provided for them. Adoption represents the new relations into which the believer is introduced by justification, and the privileges connected therewith, viz., an interest in God’s peculiar love (John 17:23; Rom. 5:5-8), a spiritual nature (2 Pet. 1:4; John 1:13), the possession of a spirit becoming children of God (1 Pet. 1:14; 2 John 4; Rom. 8:15-21; Gal. 5:1; Heb. 2:15), present protection, consolation, supplies (Luke 12:27-32; John 14:18; 1 Cor. 3:21-23; 2 Cor. 1:4), fatherly chastisements (Heb. 12:5-11), and a future glorious inheritance (Rom. 8:17,23; James 2:5; Phil. 3:21).
[ad-ver-ser-ee] /ˈæd vərˌsɛr i/ noun, plural adversaries. 1. a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe. 2. a person, group, etc., that is an opponent in a contest; contestant. 3. the Adversary, the devil; Satan. adjective, Also, especially British, adversarial [ad-ver-sair-ee-uh l] /ˌæd vərˈsɛər i əl/ (Show IPA) 4. of or […]
[ad-vuh-kuh-see] /ˈæd və kə si/ noun, plural advocacies. 1. the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal: He was known for his advocacy of states’ rights. /ˈædvəkəsɪ/ noun (pl) -cies 1. active support, esp of a cause n. late 14c., from Old French avocacie (14c.), from Medieval Latin advocatia, noun of state from […]
[verb ad-vuh-keyt; noun ad-vuh-kit, -keyt] /verb ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; noun ˈæd və kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/ verb (used with object), advocated, advocating. 1. to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers. noun 2. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, […]
[ai-roh-bik] /ɛəˈroʊ bɪk/ adjective 1. (of an organism or tissue) requiring the presence of air or free oxygen for life. 2. pertaining to or caused by the presence of oxygen. 3. of or utilizing the principles of : aerobic exercises; aerobic dances. /ɛəˈrəʊbɪk/ adjective 1. (of an organism or process) depending on oxygen 2. of […]