Acquire meaning

ə-kwīr
To get or gain by one's own efforts or actions.

To acquire an education.

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To come to have as one's own; get possession of.

To acquire certain traits.

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To locate (a target) with an aiming device or a tracking system, such as radar.
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To get.
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To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own, as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.
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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.

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To gain through experience; come by.

Acquired a growing dislike of television sitcoms.

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To gain possession of.

Acquire 100 shares of stock.

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To get by one's own efforts.

Acquire proficiency in math.

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Origin of acquire

  • Middle English acquere from Old French aquerre from Latin acquīrere to add to ad- ad- quaerere to seek, get

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English aqueren, from Old French aquerre, from Latin adquaerere; ad + quaerere. See quest.

    From Wiktionary