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acquire (v.)

"to get or gain, obtain," mid-15c., acqueren, from Old French aquerre "acquire, gain, earn, procure" (12c., Modern French acquérir), from Vulgar Latin *acquaerere, corresponding to Latin acquirere/adquirere "to get in addition to, accumulate, gain," from ad "to," here perhaps emphatic (see ad-), + quaerere "to seek to obtain" (see query (v.)). Reborrowed in current form from Latin c. 1600. Related: Acquired; acquiring.

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Definitions of acquire from WordNet

acquire (v.)
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract;
They acquired a new pet
Synonyms: get
acquire (v.)
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect;
Synonyms: assume / adopt / take on / take
acquire (v.)
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes);
Synonyms: grow / develop / produce / get
acquire (v.)
locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar;
acquire (v.)
win something through one's efforts;
I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese
Synonyms: win / gain
acquire (v.)
gain knowledge or skills;
Children acquire language at an amazing rate
Synonyms: learn / larn
acquire (v.)
gain through experience;
I acquired a strong aversion to television
Synonyms: develop / evolve
From wordnet.princeton.edu