- To come into possession or control of : gain.
- 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.
- She acquired a new car.
- The company acquired a new subsidiary.
- The book is a great way to acquire knowledge about history.
- He acquired a taste for sushi.
- She acquired the property through inheritance.