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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: 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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* 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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  • News Corp To Acquire Move, Inc.
    News Corp and Move, Inc. announced today that News Corp has agreed to acquire Move, a leading online real estate business that brings consumers and Realtors® together to f Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'
  • HDX to Acquire Chicago area based Premier Payments Systems Inc.
    HDX to Acquire Chicago area based Premier Payments Systems Inc. Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'
  • Delphi Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Unwired Technology LLC
    Delphi Automotive PLC has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire media connectivity module supplier, Unwired Technology LLC, expanding its data and media conne Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'

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