Definition of Acquiring in English :

Define Acquiring in English

Acquiring meaning in English

Meaning of Acquiring in English

Pronunciation of Acquiring in English

Acquiring pronunciation in English

Pronounce Acquiring in English


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1. acquiring, getting

the act of acquiring something

Example Sentences:
'I envied his talent for acquiring'
'he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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to get or gain (something, such as an object, trait, or ability), esp more or less permanently

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verb transitiveWord forms: acˈquired or acˈquiring
to get or gain by one's own efforts or actions
to acquire an education
to come to have as one's own; get possession of
to acquire certain traits

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tr.v. ac·quired, ac·quir·ing, ac·quires
1. To gain possession of: acquire 100 shares of stock.
2. To get by one's own efforts: acquire proficiency in math.
3. To gain through experience; come by: acquired a growing dislike of television sitcoms.
4. To locate (a target) with an aiming device or a tracking system, such as radar.

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