Thesaurus for acquire
Pronunciation of acquire: AH0 K W AY1 ER0 (ə'kwaɪər)
Number of syllables of acquire: 3
Pronunciation Video of acquire
Definition of acquire
- (v): 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"
- (v): 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"
- (v): 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"
- (v): acquire or gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
- (v): 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"
- (v): win something through one''s efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
- (v): locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
Examples of acquire
- Teachers acquire managerial skills.
- How did the British Museum acquire the hoard
- The Callums later acquire a dinghy of their own, the Scarab.
- The corporation acquire the upper arboretum in 1928.
- Dozens of firms moved to Hawthorne to acquire Northrop subcontracts.
- The players must first acquire the miniatures and build the terrain.
- People vied to acquire more food.
- The company was founded in 1999 to acquire marine construction subcontracts.
- The man did not want to let them acquire briskness.
- Contrastingly, all black foreigners could easily acquire Haitian nationality.