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Acquire Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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"
  • 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"
  • gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
  • acquire or gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
  • 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"
  • win something through one''s efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
  • locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Acquire'


  • Acquire: For the game developer, see Acquire (game developer). For other uses, see Acquisition (disambiguation). Acquire is a board game designed by Sid Sackson
  • Acquire (company): ACQUIRE Corp. (株式会社アクワイア, Kabushikigaisha Akuwaia?) is a video game developer based in Japan, mainly known for their Tenchu and Way of the Samurai series
  • Acquired disorder: An acquired disorder is a medical condition which develops post-fetally; in contrast with a congenital disorder, which is present at birth. A congenital

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* Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way...you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. - Aristotle

* As we acquire more knowldege, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious. - Albert Schweitzer

* There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language. - William Osler


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  • Brocade to Acquire Connectem; Extends Leadership in New IP to Mobile Networks
    Brocade today announced its intent to acquire Connectem, a privately-held company in the LTE virtual Evolved Packet Core market, in an all-cash transaction. Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'
  • Wings acquire gritty power forward Cole from Dallas for two prospects
    In a deal with his former assistant in Detroit, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland on Sunday gave up two prospects to acquire veteran left wing Eric Cole from the Dallas Stars. Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'
  • NXP Semiconductors to Acquire Freescale for $11.8 Billion
    Freescale shareholders will receive $6.25 in cash and 0.3521 of an NXP share for each Freescale common share, the companies said Sunday in a statement. The deal could let them cut costs by pooling efforts in that industry and combining manufacturing, said Stacy Rasgon, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. The merged company, with about $10 billion in annual sa Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'

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