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Acquire Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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: 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 ...
  • Acquire (company): External links : acquire. co. jp/ ACQUIRE Corp. official website. Category:Video game companies of Japan Category:Video game development ...

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'Acquire' example sentence in quotations

* Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular 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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Acquire Sample Sentences in News

  • Century Aluminum Announces Agreement to Acquire Full Ownership of Mt. Holly Smelter
    Century Aluminum Company announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alcoa's 50.3% stake in the Mt. Holly aluminum smelter. Mt. Holly, located in ... Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'
  • Medican Enterprises Signs Binding Letter of Intent to Acquire Indoor Growing and Hydroponic Equipment Manufacturer ...
    Medican Enterprises Inc. , a bio-pharmaceutical company in the emerging global marijuana industry, is pleased to announce that, in line with its mandate to acquire reve Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'
  • Actavis Signs Option to Acquire Rhythm Subsidiary and its GI Development Product, Relamorelin
    DUBLIN and BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, and Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Actavis has been granted an exclusive option to acquire Rhythm's wholly owned subsidiary, Rhythm Health, Inc., which is developing relamorelin (RM-131), a peptide ghrelin agonist, Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'

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