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    acquire - Dictionary definition and meaning for word acquire

    (verb) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    Synonyms : get
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (verb) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    Synonyms : adopt , assume , take , take on
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (verb) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
    Synonyms : develop , get , grow , produce
    Example Sentence
    • He grew a beard
    • The patient developed abdominal pains
    • I got funny spots all over my body
    • Well-developed breasts
    (verb) locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar Definition
    (verb) win something through one's efforts
    Synonyms : gain , win
    Example Sentence
    • I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese
    • Gain an understanding of international finance
    (verb) gain knowledge or skills
    Synonyms : larn , learn
    Example Sentence
    • She learned dancing from her sister
    • I learned Sanskrit
    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate
    (verb) gain through experience
    Synonyms : develop , evolve
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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