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The answer ADOPT is common and appears about once every 200 puzzles.

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Take in or take on
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ADOPT as a verb:

1. (adopt, follow, espouse) = choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
2. (adopt, borrow, take over, take up) = take up and practice as one's own
3. (assume, adopt, take on, take over) = take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
4. (assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take) = take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
5. (adopt, take in) = take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"
6. (dramatize, dramatise, adopt) = put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
7. (espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up) = take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"