Associations to the word «Acquire»

Wiktionary

ACQUIRE, verb. (transitive) To get.
ACQUIRE, verb. (transitive) 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.

Dictionary definition

ACQUIRE, verb. 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".
ACQUIRE, verb. 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".
ACQUIRE, verb. 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".
ACQUIRE, verb. Locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar.
ACQUIRE, verb. Win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance".
ACQUIRE, verb. Gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate".
ACQUIRE, verb. 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".

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb