To gain possession of.
Acquire 100 shares of stock.
To get by one's own efforts.
Acquire proficiency in math.
To gain through experience; come by.
Acquired a growing dislike of television sitcoms.
To locate (a target) with an aiming device or a tracking system, such as radar.
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.
The definition of acquire means to get or to come into control of something.
An example of acquire is to receive a large sum of money.
Origin of acquire
Middle English acquere from Old French aquerre from Latin acquīrere to add to ad- ad- quaerere to seek, get