Definition of Acquire in English :
Define Acquire in English
Acquire meaning in English
Meaning of Acquire in English
Pronunciation of Acquire in English
Acquire pronunciation in English
Pronounce Acquire in Englishsee synonyms of acquire
1. acquire, get
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Example Sentences:'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'
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
Example Sentences:'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'
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
Example Sentences:'He grew a beard''The patient developed abdominal pains''I got funny spots all over my body''Well-developed breasts'
locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
win something through one's efforts
Example Sentences:'I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese''Gain an understanding of international finance'
gain knowledge or skills
Example Sentences:'She learned dancing from her sister''I learned Sanskrit''Children acquire language at an amazing rate'
gain through experience
Example Sentences:'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'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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