Acquire definitions

ə-kwīr'
To gain possession of.

Acquire 100 shares of stock.

verb
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To get by one's own efforts.

Acquire proficiency in math.

verb
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To gain through experience; come by.

Acquired a growing dislike of television sitcoms.

verb
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To locate (a target) with an aiming device or a tracking system, such as radar.
verb
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To get or gain by one's own efforts or actions.

To acquire an education.

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

To acquire certain traits.

verb
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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.

verb
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To get.
verb
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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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Origin of acquire

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