Definition of Acquired in English :

Define Acquired in English

Acquired meaning in English

Meaning of Acquired in English

Pronunciation of Acquired in English

Acquired pronunciation in English

Pronounce Acquired in English


see synonyms of acquired


1. acquired

gotten through environmental forces

Example Sentences:
'acquired characteristics (such as a suntan or a broken nose) cannot be passed on'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of acquired
adjective formal
obtained, through buying or being given
acquired wealth.
All of the total purchase price will be paid on the basis of future revenues from the acquired assets.
She was sitting in her newly acquired wheelchair.
the innocent world of our recently acquired kitten
obtained by learning
the recently acquired ability to derive stem cells from cloned human embryos
Having read the book, she will be able to pass on the acquired knowledge to trainee teachers.
having developed, esp during the course of one's day-to-day life or experience
hereditary factors and acquired personality traits
See also acquired taste
used to describe something one is starting to suffer from
factors that make sheep more susceptible to an acquired infection
AIDS stand for ‘acquired immune deficiency syndrome’.

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see synonyms of acquired
1. Gained by one's own efforts.
2. Of or relating to a disease, condition, or characteristic that is not congenital but develops after birth.
3. Resulting from exposure to something, such as an antigen or antibiotic.

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