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acquire

[ uh-kwahyuh r ]SEE DEFINITION OF acquire

Synonyms for acquire

  • achieve
  • amass
  • bring in
  • buy
  • collect
  • earn
  • gain
  • get
  • have
  • pick up
  • promote
  • take
  • win
  • access
  • annex
  • attain
  • catch
  • cop
  • corral
  • gather
  • grab
  • hustle
  • land
  • procure
  • secure
  • snag
  • wangle
  • get hands on
  • get hold of
  • latch onto
  • lock up
  • rack up
  • scare up
  • take possession of
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Antonyms for acquire

  • disperse
  • divide
  • fail
  • forfeit
  • give
  • lose
  • miss
  • misunderstand
  • pass
  • scatter
  • spend
  • throw away
  • give up
  • let go
  • release
  • forgo
  • relinquish
  • surrender
  • yield
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACQUIRE

If a chap's not born with the gift he's an ass to think he can acquire it.

I have no idea that he will ever acquire the reputation of a great statesman.

We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose.

That at least is his, notwithstanding the millions he might have possessed if he had only known how to acquire them.

One cannot acquire it, except by surrendering everything that one has.

Honest labor united with economy is the best way to acquire it.

It might be possible to acquire a reputation in other professions by good fortune or favor.

As for fame, it is but little matter whether we acquire it or not.

We should never allow them to acquire this unexceptionable right.

He who could acquire this title among the poor must be no ordinary man.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., acqueren, from Old French aquerre "acquire, gain, earn, procure," from Vulgar Latin *acquaerere, from Latin acquirere "to seek in addition to" (see acquisition). Reborrowed in current form from Latin c.1600. Related: Acquired; acquiring.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACQUIRE

accept

verbreceive something given physically
  • acquire
  • gain
  • get
  • obtain
  • secure
  • take
  • welcome

accepting

verbreceive something given physically
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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