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/əˈkwī(ə)r/,
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acquires, 3rd person singular present; acquired, past tense; acquired, past participle; acquiring, present participle;
  1. Buy or obtain (an object or asset) for oneself

  2. Learn or develop (a skill, habit, or quality)
    • - you must acquire the rudiments of Greek
    • - I've never acquired a taste for whiskey
  3. Achieve (a particular reputation) as a result of one's behavior or activities


  1. get: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
  2. assume: 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"
  3. grow: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
  4. locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
  5. win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
  6. learn: gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
  7. Acquire is a board game designed by Sid Sackson. The game was originally published in 1962 by 3M as a part of their bookshelf games series. In most versions, the theme of the game is investing in hotel chains. ...
  8. ACQUIRE Corp. is a video game developer based in Japan, mainly known for their Tenchu and Way of the Samurai series.
  9. An acquired disorder is a medical condition which develops post-fetally; in contrast with a congenital disorder, which is present at birth. A congenital disorder may be antecedent to an acquired disorder (such as Eisenmenger's syndrome).
  10. To get; To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own, as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits
  11. (acquired) Developed postfetally; not congenital
  12. (Acquired) Developed after birth.
  13. (Acquired) A condition not present at birth
  14. (ACQUIRED) Obtained during the life of an organism, not inherited; for example: immunity.
  15. (Acquired (communication disorder)) Caused by an event after birth - e.g. an accident or illness such as a stroke or cancer.
  16. (Acquired) newly registered user Up-line position – all positions, which are hierarchically in higher positions than the given user
  17. (Acquired) of or relating to a disease, condition, or characteristic that is not congenital but develops after birth, or, resulting from exposure to something, such as an antigen or antibiotic
  18. (Acquired) resulting from external and environmental factors, rather than inherited. In humans, most immunity is acquired, not innate, relying on the presence of antigens (foreign substances) in order to develop immunity against them.
  19. (acquired) Definition: Conditions that develop later in life due to accident or infection.
  20. (acquired) In medicine, the word acquired means new or added. New in the sense that it is not genetic (inherited) and added in the sense that is was not congenital (present at birth) but came along later acquired mutation
  21. (acquired) got; gained possession of
  22. (Acquiring) The amazing thing about acquiring knowledge is that it is generated in your own mind in the dream. If upon waking the process used to solve the dream problem was logical, you may want to contemplate problems in your waking life that resemble the dream problem. ...
  23. (Acquiring) acquirer activities on technologic, information servicing of the traders and carrying out settlements with them on the transactions performed with the use of payment cards.
  24. v.  gain (sth) by one's own ability, efforts or behaviour
  25. says Johnson, is "to gain by one's own labor, what is not received from nature, or transmitted by inheritance." Yet Blackstone writes with accuracy that "an heir acquires an estate by descent," B. 2. Ch. ...