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Difference Between Adopt and Adept
Homophones are the words having similar spelling (or) pronunciation but with different meanings. Here, Adopt and Adept form a pair of Homophones. Let’s move on to find out the difference between the two.

What does adopt mean?

▪ to acquire; to make something your own

  1. Ritu adopted ‘Rhyme’ as her nickname.
  2. It’s better to adopt an animal than to buy one.
  3. Students should adopt good qualities from their teacher.

▪ to make use of; to learn

  1. You should not adopt unfair means to secure good marks.
  2. Lisa needs to adopt Mohit’s handwriting.

What does adept mean?

▪ to be very good at doing something; an expert

  1. Jack is an adept in sailing boats.
  2. Yash is unusually adept in solving puzzles.
  3. She was too adept to teach anything to her students.

What’s the difference?

  1. Adopt acts as a Verb while Adept acts as both a Noun and an Adjective.
  2. Pronunciation of Adapt: uh-do-pt
    Pronunciation of Adept: uh-de-pt
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