усыновлять

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʊsɨnɐˈvlʲætʲ/

Verb[edit]

усыновля́ть (usynovljátʹimpf (perfective усынови́ть)

  1. to adopt, to affiliate (to take by choice into relationship as child)

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term is derived from сын (syn, son), so originally it meant to make someone one's son. It is also used as a generic term for adoption. To refer to female adoption specifically, use удочерять (udočerjátʹ)