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Verb: acquire  u'kwI(-u)r
  1. Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    "They acquired a new pet";
    - get
     
  2. Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    "She acquired strange manners";
    - assume, adopt, take on, take
     
  3. Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
    "He acquired a beard";
    - grow, develop, produce, get
     
  4. Locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
     
  5. Acquire something through effort
    "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese";
    - win, gain
     
  6. Gain knowledge or skills
    "Children acquire language at an amazing rate";
    - learn, larn
     
  7. Gain through experience
    "I acquired a strong aversion to television";
    - develop, evolve

Derived forms: acquiring, acquires, acquired

Type of: change, locate, situate

Encyclopedia: Acquire