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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

  • Suparna Gold Obtains Right to Acquire Working Interest in Disposal Well
    Suparna Gold Corp. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an assignment agreement with a private British Columbia corporation and XS Energy Ltd. pursuant to which Suparna has obtained the right ... Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'
  • Garnero Group Acquisition Company Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Majority Ownership Stake in WISeKey
    NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Garnero Group Acquisition Company (GGAC) (NASDAQ: GGACU, GGAC, GGACR, GGACW), a blank check company, and WISeKey SA, an international mobile cybersecurity provider, ... Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'
  • United PV to Jointly Acquire 80MW Power Plant Project in Xinjiang with China Merchants Yinke Investment and Issue HK ...
    HONG KONG, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Photovoltaics Group Limited ("United PV" or the "Company", stock code: 00686.HK, whose largest shareholder is China Merchants New Energy Group "CMNE"), a leading solar power plant investor and operator in China, is pleased to announce today that the Company will jointly acquire, with Sh Read more on this news related to 'Acquire'

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