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Acquiring Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    acquiring n : the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving" [syn: getting]
Acquiring Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Acquire \Ac*quire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquired; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquiring.] [L. acquirere, acquisitum; ad + quarere to seek for. In OE. was a verb aqueren, fr. the same, through OF. aquerre. See Quest..] To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits. No virtue is acquired in an instant, but step by step. --Barrow. Descent is the title whereby a man, on the death of his ancestor, acquires his estate, by right of representation, as his heir at law. --Blackstone. Syn: To obtain; gain; attain; procure; win; earn; secure. See Obtain.

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  • Acquiring bank: An acquiring bank (or acquirer) is the bank or financial institution that accepts credit and or debit card payments for products or ...
  • Acquiring the Taste: Acquiring the Taste was the second album of English progressive rock band Gentle ... All you need to do is sit back, and acquire the taste." ...

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* Do something every day that you don't want to do this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. - Mark Twain

* Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

* Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. - W. Somerset Maugham

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