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What does "Acquire" mean?

Definition

(v. t.) 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


Synonyms get, take, assume, grow, develop, produce, adopt, take on


Example: "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese" Example: "They acquired a new pet" Example: "I acquired a strong aversion to television" Example: "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"


Word Family acquired, acquirer, acquirers, acquires, acquiring, unacquired