Acquire (verb)

  1. To come into possession or control of : gain.
  2. To gain as a result of one's efforts : learn or develop.


Middle english aquiren, from old french acuirer, from latin acquirere, from ad- + quaerere to seek, ask.


  1. She acquired a new car.
  2. The company acquired a new subsidiary.
  3. The book is a great way to acquire knowledge about history.
  4. He acquired a taste for sushi.
  5. She acquired the property through inheritance.
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