Both of "adopt" and "use" can represent utilize something. What is the difference? I feel "adopt" is more formal, but I am not sure of my feelings.
For instance, I am writing an academic paper. Could I use
We adopt the Jaccard index in our implementation.
Or shall I use
We use the Jaccard index in our implementation.
I cannot distinguish the difference between the above two sentences and would like to choose "adopt".
Thanks in advance!