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1 acquire

Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract:
— They acquired a new pet.

synonym: get.

2 acquire

Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.

synonyms: adopt, assume, take, take on.

Roget 785: receive; take etc. 789; acquire etc. 775; admit.    take in, catch, touch; pocket; put into one's pocket, put into one's purse; ... show more

Roget 810: receive etc. 785; take money; draw from, derive from; acquire etc. 775; take etc. 789.    bring in, ... show more

Dutch: aannemen

3 acquire

Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes).

synonyms: develop, get, grow, produce.

Roget 161: produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, ... show more

Dutch: ontwikkelen

4 acquire

Locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar.

5 acquire

Win something through one's efforts:
— I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese.

synonyms: gain, win.

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

Dutch: komen, nemen, scheppen, verkrijgen, verwerven, winnen

6 acquire

Gain knowledge or skills:
— Children acquire language at an amazing rate.

synonyms: larn, learn.

Dutch: leren, meenemen, ondervinden, opsteken, verkrijgen

7 acquire

Gain through experience:
— I acquired a strong aversion to television.

synonyms: develop, evolve.

Moby thesaurus: accept, accumulate, achieve, add, admit, amass, annex, assume, bag, be responsible for, be seized of, bring down, bring in, bring on, bring upon, buy, capture, catch, catch up, claim ... show more.

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