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Roget category 775

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.1. Property in general

#775. Acquisition


acquisitiongaining etc. v. — obtainmentprocuration, procurementpurchase, descent, inheritancegift etc. 784.
recovery, retrieval, revendication, replevin [Law], restitution etc. 790redemption, salvage, trover [Law].
find, trouvaille, foundling.
gain, thriftmoney-making, money grubbinglucre, filthy lucre, pelfloaves and fishes, the main chanceemolument etc. (remuneration) 973.
profit, earnings, winnings, innings, pickings, net profitavails income etc. (receipt) 810proceeds, produce, productoutcome, outputreturn, fruit, crop, harvestsecond crop, aftermathbenefit etc. (good) 618.
sweepstakes, trick, prize, poolpotwealth etc. 803.
subreption [Fraudulent acquisition]; obreptionstealing etc. 791.


acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gathercollect etc. (assemble) 72pick, pickup glean.
findcome upon, pitch upon, light uponscrape up, scrape togetherget in, reap and carry, net, bag, sack, bring home, securederive, draw, get in the harvest.
profitmake profit, draw profit, turn a quick profitturn to profit, turn to accountmake capital out of, make money byobtain a return, reap the fruits ofreap an advantage, gain an advantageturn a penny, turn an honest pennymake the pot boil, bring grist to the millmake money, coin money, raise moneyraise funds, raise the windfill one's pocket etc. (wealth) 803.
treasure up etc. (store) 636realize, clear produce etc. 161take etc. 789.
get back, recover, regain, retrieve, revendicate, replevy [Law], redeem, come by one's own.
come by, come in forreceive etc. 785inheritstep into a fortune, step into the shoes ofsucceed to.
get hold of, get between one's finger and thumb, get into one's hand, get attake possession, come into possession, enter into possession.
be profitable etc. adj. — pay, answer.
accrue etc. (be received) 785.


acquiring, acquired etc. v. — profitable, advantageous, gainful, remunerative, paying, lucrative.


lucri causa [Lat.].

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