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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 (company). For other uses, see Acquisition (disambiguation). Acquire is a board game designed by Sid Sackson. The game
  • 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
  • Inheritance of acquired characteristics: "Acquired characteristics" redirects here. For non-hereditary changes, see Acquired characteristic. The inheritance of acquired characteristics is
  • Acquired brain injury: See also: Brain injury Acquired brain injury (ABI) is brain damage caused by events after birth, rather than as part of a genetic or congenital disorder
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) refers to pneumonia (any of several lung diseases) contracted by a person with little contact with the healthcare system
  • Acquired hemolytic anemia: Acquired hemolytic anemia can be divided into immune and non-immune mediated forms of hemolytic anemia. Immune mediated hemolytic anaemia (direct Coombs

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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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