Definition of aquire
1. acquire [ v ] come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Examples: "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"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Natural_gas public_utility companies would be given the right of eminent_domain , under a bill by Sen._Frank_Owen /3 , of El_Paso , to acquire sites for underground storage reservoirs for gas .
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
( Babin has acquired some of Schnabel 's keyboard manner , but his playing is of limited insight . )
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Also , among the latter a large percentage soon acquire the prevalent Southern attitude on most social problems .
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Apparently the population as_a_whole eventually acquires enough confidence in the explanations of the scientists to modify its procedures and its fears .
(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
An aggressor would use an agent against which there was a minimal naturally acquired or artificially induced immunity in a target population .Synonyms get acquire Related Terms buy win receive obtain find line_up accept gain borrow find profit partake earn inherit recover buy collect capture win_back isolate come_by pick_up lease catch reclaim preempt enter_upon turn get recover press_out poll glom receive learning acquirer acquirer acquirer acquiring
2. acquire [ v ] take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
Examples: "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"
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Other innovations with better claims to musical interest survived rehearing to acquire in_time the status of classics .
(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
In recent years gagwriters have discovered this brand of blunder and thus the misplaced modifier has acquired a new habitat in the gagline .Synonyms take assume take_on acquire adopt Related Terms change re-assume
3. acquire [ v ] come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
Examples: "He grew a beard" The patient developed abdominal pains" I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
Now good definition is one thing that all_of us can acquire with occasional high-set , high-rep , light weight workouts .Synonyms develop get grow acquire produce Related Terms change pupate spring work_up sprout stool teethe teeth cut regrow fledge leaf pod develop acquiring
4. acquire [ v ] acquire or gain knowledge or skills
Examples: "She learned dancing from her sister" "I learned Sanskrit" "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
5. acquire [ v ] win something through one's efforts
Examples: "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese" "Gain an understanding of international finance"
6. acquire [ v ] locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radarSynonyms acquire Related Terms situate
7. acquire [ v ] gain through experience
Examples: "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"