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Definitions of acquire:
  • verb:   win something through one's efforts
    Example: "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"
  • verb:   locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
  • verb:   come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    Example: "They acquired a new pet"
  • verb:   take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
  • verb:   gain through experience
    Example: "I acquired a strong aversion to television"
  • verb:   acquire or gain knowledge or skills
    Example: "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
  • verb:   come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

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See acquire used in context: 13 poetry verses, 4 Shakespeare works, 29 definitions

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