The definition of acquire means to get or to come into control of something.(verb)
An example of acquire is to receive a large sum of money.
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transitive verb ac·quired, ac·quir·ing, ac·quires
Origin: Middle English acquere
Origin: , from Old French aquerre
Origin: , from Latin acquīrere, to add to
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + quaerere, to seek, get.
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